A new standard nomenclature for proteins related to Apx and Shroom

BMC Cell Biol. 2006 Apr 14;7:18. doi: 10.1186/1471-2121-7-18.


Shroom is a recently-described regulator of cell shape changes in the developing nervous system. This protein is a member of a small family of related proteins that are defined by sequence similarity and in most cases by some link to the actin cytoskeleton. At present these proteins are named Shroom, APX, APXL, and KIAA1202. In light of the growing interest in this family of proteins, we propose here a new standard nomenclature.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Membrane Proteins / classification*
  • Mice
  • Microfilament Proteins / classification*
  • Sodium Channels / classification*
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • Xenopus Proteins / classification*


  • Membrane Proteins
  • Microfilament Proteins
  • SHROOM2 protein, human
  • Shrm protein, mouse
  • Shroom1 protein, Xenopus
  • Sodium Channels
  • Xenopus Proteins