Change to alanine of one out of four selectivity filter glycines in KtrB causes a two orders of magnitude decrease in the affinities for both K+ and Na+ of the Na+ dependent K+ uptake system KtrAB from Vibrio alginolyticus.

@article{Tholema1999ChangeTA,
  title={Change to alanine of one out of four selectivity filter glycines in KtrB causes a two orders of magnitude decrease in the affinities for both K+ and Na+ of the Na+ dependent K+ uptake system KtrAB from Vibrio alginolyticus.},
  author={Nancy Tholema and Evert P. Bakker and Atsuo Suzuki and Takashi Nakamura},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1999},
  volume={450 3},
  pages={217-20}
}
KtrAB from Vibrio alginolyticus is a recently described new type of high affinity bacterial K+ uptake system. Its activity assayed in an Escherichia coli K+ uptake negative mutant depended on Na+ ions (Km of 40 microM). Subunit KtrB contains four putative P-loops. The selectivity filter from each P-loop contains a conserved glycine residue. Residue Gly-290 from the third P-loop selectivity filter in KtrB was exchanged for Ala, Ser or Asp. KtrB variants Ser-290 and Asp-290 were without activity… CONTINUE READING

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