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Evolution of prokaryotic SPFH proteins

Markus Hinderhofer1, Christina A Walker2, Anke Friemel2, Claudia AO Stuermer3, Heiko M Möller2* and Alexander Reuter3

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1 Department of Biology, Microbiology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

2 Department of Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

3 Department of Biology, Neurobiology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:22  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-22

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Received:22 January 2009
Accepted:28 January 2009
Published:28 January 2009

© 2009 Hinderhofer et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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After publication of this manuscript [1], we became aware that two citations that cover the prokaryotic SPFH1 proteins (here called paraslipins (SPFH1a) and eoslipins (SPFH1b)) [2] and the association of these SPFH1 proteins with NfeD proteins [3] which had been included in earlier versions of the manuscript had erroneously gotten lost during the corrections performed in the reviewing process.

We regret any inconvenience that these omissions might have caused and thank Prof. J.P.W. Young for bringing this matter to our attention.


  1. Hinderhofer M, Walker CA, Friemel A, Stuermer CAO, Moeller HM, Reuter A: Evolution of prokaryotic SPFH proteins.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:10. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL

  2. Green JB, Young JPW: Slipins: ancient origin, duplication and diversification of the stomatin protein family.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2008, 8:44. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL

  3. Green JB, Fricke B, Chetty MC, von During M, Preston GF, Steward GW: Eucaryotic and prokaryotic stomatins: the proteolytic link.

    Blood Cells Molecules and Diseases 2004, 32:411-422. Publisher Full Text OpenURL