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Mammalian Septins Nomenclature

Macara, Ian G. and Kennedy, Mary B. (2002) Mammalian Septins Nomenclature. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 13 (12). pp. 4111-4113. ISSN 1059-1524.

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There are 10 known mammalian septin genes, some of which produce multiple splice variants. The current nomenclature for the genes and gene products is very confusing, with several different names having been given to the same gene product and distinct names given to splice variants of the same gene. Moreover, some names are based on those of yeast or Drosophila septins that are not the closest homologues. Therefore, we suggest that the mammalian septin field adopt a common nomenclature system, based on that adopted by the Mouse Genomic Nomenclature Committee and accepted by the Human Genome Organization Gene Nomenclature Committee. The human and mouse septin genes will be named SEPT1–SEPT10 and Sept1–Sept10, respectively. Splice variants will be designated by an underscore followed by a lowercase “v” and a number, e.g., SEPT4_v1.

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Additional Information:© 2002 by The American Society for Cell Biology. Monitoring Editor: Suzanne R. Pfeffer. Submitted July 29, 2002. Revised September 11, 2002. Accepted September 24, 2002. Published online before print October 16, 2002.
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