Ambiguous gene/protein nomenclature


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Aug21-13, 04:47 AM
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I'm writing a paper and run into the issue that co-authors claim that certain genes have different names as a protein

Like the CREBBP gene, encodes CRB protein?

As far as I know the gene encodes for a single protein, who in the right mind would give it a different name? I'm for using the official gene symbol, also for the protein. Anyone has had a similar encounter?
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crb seems to be used for genes called "crumbs"

I have seen CBP as an alternative to CREBBP... maybe that's what they/you meant?
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I have seen CBP as an alternative to CREBBP... maybe that's what they/you meant?
Not an alternative, the suggestion is that the protein has a different official symbol than the gene.


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