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1 March 2009 New Nomenclature for Mammalian BSP Genes
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BSP proteins and their homologs are a family of structurally related proteins characterized by the presence of tandem fibronectin type II domains. In the bovine species, BSP proteins were shown to be involved in sperm capacitation, a posttesticular maturation event necessary for sperm to acquire the ability to fertilize an oocyte. Recently, many new genes from this family have been discovered in numerous mammalian species. However, inconsistency in the nomenclature is creating much confusion. In light of the rapid growth of the BSP superfamily of proteins, we propose a new nomenclature in collaboration with the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee.

Puttaswamy Manjunath, Jasmine Lefebvre, Prashanth S. Jois, Jinjiang Fan, and Mathew W. Wright "New Nomenclature for Mammalian BSP Genes," Biology of Reproduction 80(3), 394-397, (1 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.108.074088
Received: 9 October 2008; Accepted: 1 October 2008; Published: 1 March 2009
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