wiki:GeneProductNaming

1. Commonly accepted universal product name or published product with protein name

e.g.

  • calnexin
  • dicer
  • ABC family iron transporter Atm1
  • alpha-1,2-galactosyltransferase Gma12
  • ATP-dependent DNA helicase Hrp1
  • cleavage factor one Cft1
  • condensin subunit Cnd1
  • DASH complex subunit Ask1

2. Product devised from inferred function (activity) with inferred name (when name is unambiguous and universally used)

e.g.

  • acetolactate synthase regulatory unit (predicted)
  • alpha-1,2-galactosyltransferase (predicted)
  • DNA polymerase gamma catalytic subunit Mip1 (predicted)
  • protein N-terminal amidase Nta1 (predicted)
  • rRNA methyltransferase Rrp8 (predicted)

3. inferred conserved complex subunit (of unknown function)

e.g.

  • AP-2 adaptor complex subunit Alp3
  • ARP2/3 actin-organizing complex subunit Sop2
  • ubiquinol-cytochrome-c reductase complex subunit 10
  • TIM23 translocase complex subunit Tim15
  • mannosyltransferase complex subunit Alg1

4. named after conserved homolog, when function unknown

e.g.

  • beige protein homolog
  • nifs homolog
  • ataxin-2 homolog
  • IMPACT homolog
  • Muskelin homolog
  • mago-nashi homolog

5. named after family

e.g.

  • beclin family protein
  • YEATS family protein

6. inferred process, named product

e.g.

  • autophagy associated protein Apg3 (predicted)

7. inferred process unnamed product

e.g. chromosome segregation protein (predicted)

8. domain

e.g.

  • fasciclin domain protein (1)
  • BAR adaptor protein (2)

9. species distribution

e.g.

  • conserved eukaryotic protein
  • conserved fungal protein
  • sequence orphan
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