VGNC Specialist advisors
While most vertebrate genes have obvious human orthologs or paralogs some gene families have undergone complex evolutionary changes. This can present a challenge to naming these genes relative to their human homologs. For two such complex families, VGNC currently rely on the expertise of specialist advisors:
|Gene Family||Specialist Advisors|
|Cytochrome P450||Dr Jed Goldstone|
Mailstop 32, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.Dr David R. Nelson
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA.
|Olfactory receptors||Dr Doron Lancet|
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.Dr Tsviya Olender
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.