A new system for naming ribosomal proteins

Nenad Ban, Roland Beckmann, Jamie Hd Cate, Jonathan D Dinman, François Dragon, Steven R Ellis, Denis Lj Lafontaine, Lasse Lindahl, Anders Liljas, Jeffrey M Lipton, Michael A McAlear, Peter B Moore, Harry F Noller, Joaquin Ortega, Vikram Govind Panse, V Ramakrishnan, Christian Mt Spahn, Thomas A Steitz, Marek Tchorzewski, David TollerveyAlan J Warren, James R Williamson, Daniel Wilson, Ada Yonath, Marat Yusupov

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A system for naming ribosomal proteins is described that the authors intend to use in the future. They urge others to adopt it. The objective is to eliminate the confusion caused by the assignment of identical names to ribosomal proteins from different species that are unrelated in structure and function. In the system proposed here, homologous ribosomal proteins are assigned the same name, regardless of species. It is designed so that new names are similar enough to old names to be easily recognized, but are written in a format that unambiguously identifies them as 'new system' names.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
JournalCurrent opinion in structural biology
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2014


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