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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the 2007 and 2008 Symposia on Protein N-terminal Acetylation

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A synopsis of eukaryotic Nα-terminal acetyltransferases: nomenclature, subunits and substrates

Bogdan Polevoda1, Thomas Arnesen234 and Fred Sherman1*

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1 Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

2 Department of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen, N-5020 Bergen, Norway

3 Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Bergen, N-5020 Bergen, Norway

4 Department of Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, N-5021 Bergen, Norway

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BMC Proceedings 2009, 3(Suppl 6):S2  doi:10.1186/1753-6561-3-S6-S2

Published: 4 August 2009


We have introduced a consistent nomenclature for the various subunits of the NatA-NatE N-terminal acetyltransferases from yeast, humans and other eukaryotes.