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Gene identifier synonym table standard and/or repository?

Hester Wain hester at
Thu Feb 13 09:42:37 PST 2003

Hello Fritz,

For human genes there is a list of approved symbols along with aliases and 
previous symbols (all synonyms) available at URL:
HGNC ID Status  Approved Gene Symbol    Approved Gene Name      Previous 
symbol Enzyme ID       Location        Aliases MGI
PMID1   PMID2   Sequence Accession ID   Previous Gene Name      GDB 
ID  LocusLink ID    OMIM    Ref_Seq Swiss-Prot ID


At 10:54 13/02/2003 -0500, Fritz Roth wrote:
>Greetings GOphiles,
>We are working on some new software that uses GO annotation, and we would 
>really like it to support all GO-annotated organisms.  Our chief barrier 
>to doing this is the lack of gene identifier synonym tables for each 
>organism (so that users can enter gene names rather than being restricted 
>to MOD IDS, e.g., SGD or MGI IDs).
>Is there an agreed GO Consortium standard for gene identifier synonym 
>tables (could be as simple as tab-delimited text with a synonym-uniqueID 
>pair on each line).  If so, is there a repository for such files?  Or is 
>this a GMOD question?
>Fritz Roth
>Frederick P. Roth, Asst. Professor
>Harvard Medical School
>Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
>250 Longwood Avenue, SGMB-322, Boston, MA 02115
>(617) 432-3551 phone            (617) 432-3557 FAX
>froth at 
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Hester Mary Wain PhD
Nomenclature Project Manager and Editor
HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee
The Galton Laboratory
University College London, UK
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