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named changed (XB-GENE-5872749) from selenoprotein P, plasma, 1 to selenoprotein P2-like
symbol changed (XB-GENE-5872749) from unnamed to selenop2l
correspondance from NIH
from Bhanu Rajput, Ph. D., Staff Scientist, Reference Sequence Project, NCBI/NLM/NIH
3. selenop (GeneID:100379942, XB-GENE-5866766) and 'unnamed' (GeneID:448755, XB-GENE-5872749) are paralogous genes on chromosome 1 and 4, respectively.
selenop encodes a selenoprotein with mutliple selenocysteine (Sec) residues (18), similar to SELENOP orthologs in mammals.
'unnamed' has exon structure similar to selenop gene and encodes a protein with high sequence similarity to proteins referred to as selenoprotein Pb or selenoprotein Pb-like (PMIDs:22479358, 11168591), but it is NOT a selenoprotein.
Some selenoproteinPb proteins contain a single Sec residue (e.g., zebrafish NP_840083.2 and chicken NP_001335698.1), but in frog, Sec is replaced by cysteine. For this reason, naming this locus is hard because it represents a cysteine-containing homolog of selenoprotein Pb protein family.
To comply with Gladyshev et al.'s recommendation for naming paralogs (PMID:27645994, in table 3, SELENOP2 is recommended symbol for synonym SELPb), I would like to suggest the following nomenclature update for selenop and 'unnamed', but am open for the naming of the latter: current symbol name selenop (XB-GENE-5866766) > selenop1 selenoprotein P1
unnamed (XB-GENE-5872749) > selenop2l selenoprotein P2-like
ACTION BY XENBASE: 09/12/17 Changed GENE SYMBOLS AND NAMES AS REQUESTED
XB-GENE-5866766 FROM selenop TO selenop1, selenoprotein P1
XB-GENE-5872749 FROM unnamed TO selenop2l, selenoprotein P2-like