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

  • Joost H
  • Bell G
  • Best J
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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.

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Authors

  • Hans-Georg Joost

  • Graeme I. Bell

  • James D. Best

  • Morris J. Birnbaum

  • Maureen J. Charron

  • Y. T. Chen

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