Revised nomenclature for mammalian vacuolar-type H+ -ATPase subunit genes

Mol Cell. 2003 Oct;12(4):801-3. doi: 10.1016/s1097-2765(03)00397-6.


To date, the nomenclature of mammalian genes encoding the numerous subunits and their many isoforms that comprise the family of vacuolar H(+)-ATPases has not been systematic, resulting in confusion both in the literature and among investigators. We present the official new system for these genes, approved by both Human and Mouse Gene Nomenclature Committees.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Isoenzymes / classification
  • Isoenzymes / genetics
  • Mammals / genetics*
  • Models, Molecular
  • Protein Subunits / classification
  • Protein Subunits / genetics
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases / classification*
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases / genetics*
  • Terminology as Topic*


  • Isoenzymes
  • Protein Subunits
  • Proton-Translocating ATPases