Nomenclature of iron-sulfur proteins

  • Published 2005 in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry


On August 19, 1967, an informal meeting organized by T. Kimura was held in Tokyo, Japan, to discuss the needs and desires of establishing a systematic nomenclature for the so-called "non-heine iron proteins". The eighteen scientists attending that meeting--all actively investigating the chemistry or biological function of this unique class of proteins-agreed that the time ~was propitious to stetil the proliferation of trivial naines that had developed in the last few years, and that the IUPAC-IU~B Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (CBN) be requested to form a subcommittee to establish tentative rules for nomenclature. This recommendation was accepted by CBN at their meeting inBellagio, Italy, in July !968 and a sub~ommission was establishedL A formal meeting of the subcommission was held on October 17, 1968, and a provisional system of nomenclature was discussed. Of primary importance was the unanimous agreement that the term "nonheine iron proteins" be abandoned. I t was proposed that the general category of iron-containing proteins should have a subdivision composed of "iron-sulfur proteins". Further it was agreed that the terms "ferredoxin" and 'rubredoxin" be retained and their usage expanded.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01795479

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@article{2005NomenclatureOI, title={Nomenclature of iron-sulfur proteins}, author={}, journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry}, year={2005}, volume={2}, pages={237-238} }