A standardized kinesin nomenclature.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lawrence, CJ; Dawe, RK; Christie, KR; Cleveland, DW; Dawson, SC; Endow, SA; Goldstein, LSB; Goodson, HV; Hirokawa, N; Howard, J; Malmberg, RL; McIntosh, JR; Miki, H; Mitchison, TJ; Okada, Y; Reddy, ASN; Saxton, WM; Schliwa, M; Scholey, JM; Vale, RD; Walczak, CE; Wordeman, L

Published Date

  • October 11, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 167 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 22

PubMed ID

  • 15479732

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2041940

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1083/jcb.200408113


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States