Conservation of amino acid transporters in fungi, plants and animals

Wipf, Daniel; Ludewig, Uwe; Tegeder, Mechthild; Rentsch, Doris; Koch, Wolfgang; Frommer, Wolf B. (2002). Conservation of amino acid transporters in fungi, plants and animals. Trends in biochemical sciences, 27(3), pp. 139-147. 84 THEOBALDS RD, LONDON WC1X 8RR, ENGLAND: Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/S0968-0004(01)02054-0

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When comparing the transporters of three completely sequenced eukaryotic genomes - Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Arabidopsis thaliana and Homo sapiens - transporter types can be distinguished according to phylogeny, substrate spectrum, transport mechanism and cell specificity. The known amino acid transporters belong to five different superfamilies. Two preferentially Na+-coupled transporter superfamilies are not represented in them yeast and Arabidopsis genomes, whereas the other three groups, which often function as H+-coupled systems, have members in all investigated genomes. Additional superfamilies exist for organellar transport, including mitochondrial and plastidic carriers. When used in combination with phylogenetic analyses, functional comparison might aid our prediction of physiological functions for related but uncharacterized open reading frames.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Molecular Plant Physiology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Rentsch, Doris

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0968-0004

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

06 Jun 2014 08:11

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2014 08:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0968-0004(01)02054-0

Uncontrolled Keywords:

amino acid transporters, GABA, glutamate, neurotransmitters, nutrition, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Evolution

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53324

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