nomenclature of carotenoids

Price, Carl A price at ocelot.Rutgers.EDU
Wed Jan 3 23:14:15 EST 1996


   Eckhardt Hofman inquires about "current standards in carotenoid nomenclature"
in relation to proteins. We can not help with respect to carotenoids per se, but
The Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature  can contribute some standard
designations for proteins associated with carotenoids.  The primary objective of
the CPGN is to provide designations for sequenced plant genes that will be
common across the plant kingdom. Since gene families in the CPGN nomenclature
are based primarily on the function of the gene product, we also have to be
concerned with proteins.
   I have downloaded from Mendel, the CPGN database, a set of gene families
whose products are associated with carotenoids. Further details are available at
http://probe.nalusda.gov:8300/cgi-bin/browse/mendel.

   We welcome proposals for new gene names, which may be sent to either of the
two offices of the CPGN Registry (CPGN at BBSRC.AC.UK or reardon at MBCL.rutgers.edu).



Carl Price
CPGN
Waksman Institute
Piscataway, NJ 08855-0759, USA
price at mbcl.rutgers.edu
fax: 1-908-445-5735


CPGN-APPROVED DESIGNATIONS FOR GENE FAMILIES ASSOCIATED WITH CAROTENOIDS

Format:

plant-wide gene family
   gene product
      gene product, short form
         synonym

Note: There are multiple synonyms for proteins of the light-harvesting complex
(and the genes encoding them), but these terms tend to be idiosyncratic with
individual plant species.

Ggps1
   geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase
      geranylgeranyl  PP synthase

Kcs1
   ketocarotenoid synthase
      ketocarotenoid synthase
         capsanthin-capsorubin synthase

Lhcb6
   Light-harvesting complex CP24
      Chl a/b-binding protein CP24

Lhcb5
   Light-harvesting complex type I CP29
      Chl a/b-binding protein CP26

Lhca1
   Light-harvesting complex type I LHCI
      Chl a/b-binding protein type I LHC I

Lhcb1
   Light-harvesting complex type I LHCII
      Chl a/b-binding protein type I LHC II

Lhcb4
   Light-harvesting complex type II CP29
      Chl a/b-binding protein CP29

Lhca2
   Light-harvesting complex type II LHCI
      Chl a/b-binding protein type II LHC I

Lhcb2
   Light-harvesting complex type II LHCII
      Chl a/b-binding protein type II LHC II

Lhca3
   Light-harvesting complex type III LHCI
      Chl a/b-binding protein type III LHC I

Lhcb3
   Light-harvesting complex type III LHCII
      Chl a/b-binding protein type III LHC II

Lhca4
   Light-harvesting complex type IV LHCI
      Chl a/b-binding protein type IV LHC I

Lyc1
   lycopene cyclase
      lycopene cyclase

Pds1
   phytoene desaturase
      phytoene desaturase

Psy1
   phytoene synthase
      phytoene synthase

Vde1
   violaxanthin de-epoxidase
      violaxanthin de-epoxidase

Zds1
   zeta-carotene desaturase
      zeta-carotene desaturase

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