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Secondary Transport of Amino Acids in Prokaryotes

Secondary Transport of Amino Acids in Prokaryotes Amino acid transport is a ubiquitous phenomenon and serves a variety of functions in prokaryotes, including supply of carbon and nitrogen for catabolic and anabolic processes, pH homeostasis, osmoprotection, virulence, detoxification, signal transduction and generation of electrochemical ion gradients. Many of the participating proteins have eukaryotic relatives and are successfully used as model systems for exploration of transporter structure and function. Distribution, physiological roles, functional properties, and structure-function relationships of prokaryotic α-amino acid transporters are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Secondary Transport of Amino Acids in Prokaryotes

The Journal of Membrane Biology , Volume 213 (2) – Apr 6, 2007

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
DOI
10.1007/s00232-006-0880-x
pmid
17417701
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Abstract

Amino acid transport is a ubiquitous phenomenon and serves a variety of functions in prokaryotes, including supply of carbon and nitrogen for catabolic and anabolic processes, pH homeostasis, osmoprotection, virulence, detoxification, signal transduction and generation of electrochemical ion gradients. Many of the participating proteins have eukaryotic relatives and are successfully used as model systems for exploration of transporter structure and function. Distribution, physiological roles, functional properties, and structure-function relationships of prokaryotic α-amino acid transporters are discussed.

Journal

The Journal of Membrane BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 6, 2007

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