A standardized kinesin nomenclature

Carolyn J. Lawrence, R. Kelly Dawe, Karen R. Christie, Don W. Cleveland, Scott C. Dawson, Sharyn A. Endow, Lawrence S B Goldstein, Holly V. Goodson, Nobutaka Hirokawa, Jonathon Howard, Russell L. Malmberg, J. Richard McIntosh, Harukata Miki, Timothy J. Mitchison, Yasushi Okada, Anireddy S N Reddy, William M. Saxton, Manfred Schliwa, Jonathan M. Scholey, Ronald D. ValeClaire E. Walczak, Linda Wordeman

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In recent years the kinesin superfamily has become so large that several different naming schemes have emerged, leading to confusion and miscommunication. Here, we set forth a standardized kinesin nomenclature based on 14 family designations. The scheme unifies all previous phylogenies and nomenclature proposals, while allowing individual sequence names to remain the same, and for expansion to occur as new sequences are discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 11 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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