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Aspects of maltose transport in Escherichia coli: established facts and educated guesses.

  title={Aspects of maltose transport in Escherichia coli: established facts and educated guesses.},
  author={W. Boos},
  journal={Annales de microbiologie},
  volume={133A 1},
  • W. Boos
  • Published 1982
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Annales de microbiologie
The transport system can translocate maltose and maltodextrins (up to 7 glucose moieties) in chemically unmodified form against concentration gradients that can reach 1:10(5). To overcome the problems of diffusion of substrate across the outer membrane at substrate concentrations below 0.1 mM, the receptor for phage lambda has to be present in the outer membrane. The facilitated diffusion via the lambda receptor is accomplished by its interaction with maltose-binding protein. The maltose… 
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