IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ABC-type oligosaccharide transporter

Reaction: ATP + H2O + oligosaccharide-[oligosaccharide-binding protein][side 1] = ADP + phosphate + oligosaccharide[side 2] + [oligosaccharide-binding protein][side 1]

Other name(s): oligosaccharide-transporting ATPase

Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (ABC-type, oligosaccharide-importing)

Comments: An ATP-binding cassette (ABC) type transporter, characterized by the presence of two similar ATP-binding domains/proteins and two integral membrane domains/proteins. The enzyme, found in bacteria, interacts with an extracytoplasmic substrate binding protein and mediates the import of lactose, melibiose and raffinose.

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2. Williams, S.G., Greenwood, J.A. and Jones, C.W. Molecular analysis of the lac operon encoding the binding-protein-dependent lactose transport system and β-galactosidase in Agrobacterium radiobacter. Mol. Microbiol. 6 (1992) 1755-1768. [PMID: 1630315]

3. Tam, R. and Saier, M.H., Jr. Structural, functional, and evolutionary relationships among extracellular solute-binding receptors of bacteria. Microbiol. Rev. 57 (1993) 320-346. [PMID: 8336670]

4. Kuan, G., Dassa, E., Saurin, N., Hofnung, M. and Saier, M.H., Jr. Phylogenetic analyses of the ATP-binding constituents of bacterial extracytoplasmic receptor-dependent ABC-type nutrient uptake permeases. Res. Microbiol. 146 (1995) 271-278. [PMID: 7569321]

5. Saier, M.H., Jr. Molecular phylogeny as a basis for the classification of transport proteins from bacteria, archaea and eukarya. Adv. Microb. Physiol. 40 (1998) 81-136. [PMID: 9889977]

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