Title

Cytoplasmic dynein nomenclature

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology

Publication Date

11-2-2005

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Animals; Cytoplasm; Dynein ATPase; Humans; *Terminology as Topic

Disciplines

Cell Biology

Abstract

A variety of names has been used in the literature for the subunits of cytoplasmic dynein complexes. Thus, there is a strong need for a more definitive consensus statement on nomenclature. This is especially important for mammalian cytoplasmic dyneins, many subunits of which are encoded by multiple genes. We propose names for the mammalian cytoplasmic dynein subunit genes and proteins that reflect the phylogenetic relationships of the genes and the published studies clarifying the functions of the polypeptides. This nomenclature recognizes the two distinct cytoplasmic dynein complexes and has the flexibility to accommodate the discovery of new subunits and isoforms.

DOI of Published Version

10.1083/jcb.200508078

Source

J Cell Biol. 2005 Nov 7;171(3):411-3. Epub 2005 Oct 31. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of cell biology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

16260502

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