Cell Stress and Chaperones

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 105–111

Guidelines for the nomenclature of the human heat shock proteins

Authors

    • Department of Cell Biology, Section of Radiation and Stress Cell Biology, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of Groningen
  • Jurre Hageman
    • Department of Cell Biology, Section of Radiation and Stress Cell Biology, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of Groningen
  • Michel J. Vos
    • Department of Cell Biology, Section of Radiation and Stress Cell Biology, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of Groningen
  • Hiroshi Kubota
    • Department of Life Science, Faculty of Engineering and Resource ScienceAkita University
    • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Frontier Medical SciencesKyoto University
  • Robert M. Tanguay
    • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Institute for Frontier Medical SciencesKyoto University
    • Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Genetics, Department of Medicine and CREFSIPUniversité Laval
  • Elspeth A. Bruford
    • HUGO Gene Nomenclature CommitteeEuropean Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL–EBI)
  • Michael E. Cheetham
    • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Bin Chen
    • Institute of Entomology and Molecular Biology, College of Life SciencesChongqing Normal University
  • Lawrence E. Hightower
    • Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of Connecticut
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s12192-008-0068-7

Cite this article as:
Kampinga, H.H., Hageman, J., Vos, M.J. et al. Cell Stress and Chaperones (2009) 14: 105. doi:10.1007/s12192-008-0068-7

Abstract

The expanding number of members in the various human heat shock protein (HSP) families and the inconsistencies in their nomenclature have often led to confusion. Here, we propose new guidelines for the nomenclature of the human HSP families, HSPH (HSP110), HSPC (HSP90), HSPA (HSP70), DNAJ (HSP40), and HSPB (small HSP) as well as for the human chaperonin families HSPD/E (HSP60/HSP10) and CCT (TRiC). The nomenclature is based largely on the more consistent nomenclature assigned by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee and used in the National Center of Biotechnology Information Entrez Gene database for the heat shock genes. In addition to this nomenclature, we provide a list of the human Entrez Gene IDs and the corresponding Entrez Gene IDs for the mouse orthologs.

Keywords

NomenclatureHuman heat shock proteins

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