Ambiguous gene/protein nomenclature

  1. Aug 21, 2013 #1

    Monique

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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 :confused:

    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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  3. Aug 21, 2013 #2

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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?
     
  4. Aug 21, 2013 #3

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    Not an alternative, the suggestion is that the protein has a different official symbol than the gene.
     
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