IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ABC-type teichoic-acid transporter

Reaction: ATP + H2O + teichoic acid[side 1] = ADP + phosphate + teichoic acid[side 2]

Other name(s): teichoic-acid-transporting ATPase

Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (ABC-type, teichoic-acid-exporting)

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. Does not undergo phosphorylation during the transport process. An enzyme found in Gram-positive bacteria that exports teichoic acid.

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1. Fath, M.J. and Kolter, R. ABC transporters: bacterial exporters. Microbiol. Rev. 57 (1993) 995-1017. [PMID: 8302219]

2. Lazarevic, V. and Karamoto, D. The tagGH operon of Bacillus subtilis 168 encodes a two-component ABC transporter involved in the metabolism of two wall teichoic acids. Mol. Microbiol. 16 (1995) 345-355. [PMID: 7565096]

3. Paulsen, I.T., Beness, A.M. and Saier, M.H., Jr. Computer-based analysis of the protein constituents of transport systems catalysing export of complex carbohydrates in bacteria. Microbiology 143 (1997) 2685-2699. [PMID: 9274022]

4. Griffiths, J.K. and Sansom, C.E. The Transporter Factsbook, Academic Press, San Diego, 1998.

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