Guidelines for new Molecular Functions

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Jump to: navigation, search @thomaspd commented that "An activity should not be named after a gene product, as a gene product could potentially have multiple molecular functions and not just the one it's named after. Also, protein phosphatase inhibitor means "directly [i.e. via direct physical interaction] inhibits some protein phosphatase activity", not "directly inhibits some protein named protein phosphatase 2A"-- properly speaking you don't inhibit a protein, you inhibit the activity of a protein."

This was discussed briefly during the GO editors call:

While attendees were in general in agreement with the above, @tberardini pointed to cases in which we may want to keep the specificity, such as