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The Transporter Classification Database (TCDB) is a web accessible, curated, relational database containing sequence, classification, structural, functional and evolutionary information about transport systems from a variety of living organisms. TCDB is a curated repository for factual information compiled from >10,000 references, encompassing approximately(More)
Protein phylogeny, based on primary amino acid sequence relatedness, reflects the evolutionary process and therefore provides a guide to structure, mechanism and function. Any two proteins that are related by common descent are expected to exhibit similar structures and functions to a degree proportional to the degree of their sequence similarity; but two(More)
The transfer of phospholipids across membrane bilayers is protein-mediated, and most of the established transporters catalyze the energy-dependent efflux of phospholipids from cells. This work identifies and characterizes a lysophospholipid transporter gene (lplT, formally ygeD) in Escherichia coli that is an integral component in the(More)
The genomes of eleven Gram-positive bacteria that are important for human health and the food industry, nine low G+C lactic acid bacteria and two high G+C Gram-positive organisms, were analyzed for their complement of genes encoding transport proteins. Thirteen to 18% of their genes encode transport proteins, larger percentages than observed for most other(More)
We developed novel programs for displaying and analyzing the transmembrane alpha-helical segments (TMSs) in the aligned sequences of homologous integral membrane proteins. TMS_ALIGN predicts the positions of putative TMSs in multiply aligned protein sequences and graphically shows the TMSs in the alignment. TMS_SPLIT (1). predicts the positions of TMSs for(More)
TC-DB is a comprehensive relational database containing structural, functional and evolutionary information about transmembrane transport proteins. The database contains factual material extracted from more than 9000 references, covering approximately 3000 representative proteins, classified into over 400 families. TC-DB is the primary resource allowing(More)
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