Myosin-I nomenclature

Peter G. Gillespie, Joseph P. Albanesi, Martin Bähler, William M. Bement, Jonathan S. Berg, David R. Burgess, Beth Burnside, Richard E. Cheney, David P. Corey, Evelyne Coudrier, Primal De Lanerolle, John A. Hammer, Tama Hasson, Jeffrey R. Holt, A. J. Hudspeth, Mitsuo Ikebe, John Kendrick-Jones, Edward D. Korn, Rong Li, John A. MercerRonald A. Milligan, Mark S. Mooseker, E. Michael Ostap, Christine Petit, Thomas D. Pollard, James R. Sellers, Thierry Soldati, Margaret A. Titus

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We suggest that the vertebrate myosin-I field adopt a common nomenclature system based on the names adopted by the Human Genome Organization (HUGO). At present, the myosin-I nomenclature is very confusing; not only are several systems in use, but several different genes have been given the same name. Despite their faults, we believe that the names adopted by the HUGO nomenclature group for genome annotation are the best compromise, and we recommend universal adoption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-704
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 26 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cell Biology


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