Porins in prokaryotes and eukaryotes: common themes and variations.

  title={Porins in prokaryotes and eukaryotes: common themes and variations.},
  author={K. Zeth and Marcus Thein},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={431 1},
  • K. Zeth, Marcus Thein
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Biochemical journal
  • Gram-negative bacteria and mitochondria are both covered by two distinct biological membranes. These membrane systems have been maintained during the course of evolution from an early evolutionary precursor. Both outer membranes accommodate channels of the porin family, which are designed for the uptake and exchange of metabolites, including ions and small molecules, such as nucleosides or sugars. In bacteria, the structure of the outer membrane porin protein family of β-barrels is generally… CONTINUE READING

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