Suggestion for a new, semirational nomenclature for the free chelators of ferrioxamines

Abstract

The author proposes that the free chelators of ferrioxamines should be referred to as proferrioxamines (pFOs) and the corresponding structural and regulatory genes as pfoA, pfoB, pfoC, etc. He furthermore suggests that individual proferrioxamines should be distinguished by subscripts that indicate the number and sizes of the constituting diamines, and, where applicable, a cyclic structure or a C-terminal acetic acid substitution. Modifications to the basic structures can be accomodated by standard nomenclature rules. The new semirational nomenclature features the best of the old alphabetical and the Chemical Abstracts nomenclatures; it is structure-based and thus chemically informative but still quite concise.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00143375

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@article{Feistner2004SuggestionFA, title={Suggestion for a new, semirational nomenclature for the free chelators of ferrioxamines}, author={Gottfried J. Feistner}, journal={Biometals}, year={2004}, volume={8}, pages={193-196} }