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Selectivity in solute transport: binding sites and channel structure in maltoporin and other bacterial sugar transport proteins.

Authors
  • Ferenci, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
3–7
Identifiers
PMID: 2523701
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A stereospecific binding site is not the only determinant governing the selectivity of transport proteins. An understanding of transport across cellular membranes requires a description of the different compartments within a transmembrane channel; evidence for the existence of these compartments comes from the selectivity properties of genetically modified maltoporin. Such compartments may also be of significance in determining the specificity of other transport proteins.

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