Biochemical evidence for the presence of two alpha-glucoside ABC-transport systems in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus.

@article{Koning2002BiochemicalEF,
  title={Biochemical evidence for the presence of two alpha-glucoside ABC-transport systems in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus.},
  author={Sonja M. Koning and Wil N. Konings and Arnold J M Driessen},
  journal={Archaea},
  year={2002},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={19-25}
}
The hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus can utilize different carbohydrates, such as starch, maltose and trehalose. Uptake of alpha-glucosides is mediated by two different, binding protein-dependent, ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-type transport systems. The maltose transporter also transports trehalose, whereas the maltodextrin transport system mediates the uptake of maltotriose and higher malto-oligosaccharides, but not maltose. Both transport systems are induced during growth on their… CONTINUE READING