Revised nomenclature for the mammalian long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase gene family

Douglas G. Mashek, Karin E. Bornfeldt, Rosalind A. Coleman, Johannes Berger, David A. Bernlohr, Paul Black, Concerta C. DiRusso, Steven A. Farber, Wen Guo, Naohiro Hashimoto, Varsha Khodiyar, Frans A. Kuypers, Lois J. Maltais, Daniel W. Nebert, Alessandra Renieri, Jean E. Schaffer, Andreas Stahl, Paul A. Watkins, Vasilis Vasiliou, Tokuo T. Yamamoto

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Abstract

By consensus, the acyl-CoA synthetase (ACS) community, with the advice of the human and mouse genome nomenclature committees, has revised the nomenclature for the mammalian long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases. ACS is the family root name, and the human and mouse genes for the long-chain ACSs are termed ACSL1, 3-6 and Acsl1, 3-6, respectively. Splice variants of ACSL3, -4, -5, and -6 are cataloged. Suggestions for naming other family members and for the nonmammalian acyl-CoA synthetases are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1958-1961
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Lipid Research
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Acyl-coenzyme A synthetase
  • Bubblegum
  • Coenzyme A synthetase
  • Fatty acid transport protein
  • Fatty acid-coenzyme A ligase
  • Lipidosin
  • Long-chain acyl-coenzyme A synthetase
  • Very long chain-acyl-CoA synthetase
  • scFat2p

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Cell Biology

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    Mashek, D. G., Bornfeldt, K. E., Coleman, R. A., Berger, J., Bernlohr, D. A., Black, P., DiRusso, C. C., Farber, S. A., Guo, W., Hashimoto, N., Khodiyar, V., Kuypers, F. A., Maltais, L. J., Nebert, D. W., Renieri, A., Schaffer, J. E., Stahl, A., Watkins, P. A., Vasiliou, V., & Yamamoto, T. T. (2004). Revised nomenclature for the mammalian long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase gene family. Journal of Lipid Research, 45(10), 1958-1961. https://doi.org/10.1194/jlr.E400002-JLR200