Nomenclature of the GLUT/SLC2A family of sugar/polyol transport facilitators

Hans Georg Joost, Graeme I. Bell, James D. Best, Morris J. Birnbaum, Maureen J. Charron, Y. T. Chen, Holger Doege, David E. James, Harvey F. Lodish, Kelle H. Moley, Jeffrey F. Moley, Mike Mueckler, Suzanne Rogers, Annette Schürmann, Susumu Seino, Bernard Thorens

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Abstract

The recent identification of several additional members of the family of sugar transport facilitators (gene symbol SLC2A, protein symbol GLUT) has created a heterogeneous and, in part, confusing nomenclature. Therefore, this letter provides a summary of the family members and suggests a systematic nomenclature for SLC2A and GLUT symbols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E974-E976
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume282
Issue number4 45-4
StatePublished - Jun 29 2002

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Keywords

  • Glucose transporter genes
  • Glucose transporters
  • Membrane transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Joost, H. G., Bell, G. I., Best, J. D., Birnbaum, M. J., Charron, M. J., Chen, Y. T., Doege, H., James, D. E., Lodish, H. F., Moley, K. H., Moley, J. F., Mueckler, M., Rogers, S., Schürmann, A., Seino, S., & Thorens, B. (2002). Nomenclature of the GLUT/SLC2A family of sugar/polyol transport facilitators. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 282(4 45-4), E974-E976.