Major facilitator superfamily.

  title={Major facilitator superfamily.},
  author={S. S. Pao and Ian T. Paulsen and Milton H. Saier},
  journal={Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR},
  volume={62 1},
The major facilitator superfamily (MFS) is one of the two largest families of membrane transporters found on Earth. It is present ubiquitously in bacteria, archaea, and eukarya and includes members that can function by solute uniport, solute/cation symport, solute/cation antiport and/or solute/solute antiport with inwardly and/or outwardly directed polarity. All homologous MFS protein sequences in the public databases as of January 1997 were identified on the basis of sequence similarity and… CONTINUE READING
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