Structural and functional implications of the yeast high-affinity tryptophan permease Tat2.

Tryptophan is hydrophobic, bulky, and the rarest amino acid found in nutrients. Accordingly, the import machinery can be specialized evolutionarily. Our previous study in Saccharomyces cerevisiae demonstrated that tryptophan import by the high-affinity tryptophan permease Tat2 is accompanied by a large volume increase during substrate import. Nevertheless… (More)