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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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
Pages (from-to)1958-1961
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of lipid research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004


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