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This is the community wiki page for the gene smad4 please feel free to add any information that is relevant to this gene that is not already captured elsewhere in Xenbase

nomenclature history

As this is 1 of 2 genes described in Xenopus, and is the true ortholog of the human SMAD4, a general rule of adding .1 to the gene symbol ( reflecting gene 1 in the gene name) has been relaxed and smad4.1 is listed as a synonym. This will maintain standard way to reference this gene in publications. This 'relaxing' of the nomenclature rules/ guideline will be run by the XGNC and the HGNC for approval.