Structures and homologies of carbohydrate: phosphotransferase system (PTS) proteins.

  title={Structures and homologies of carbohydrate: phosphotransferase system (PTS) proteins.},
  author={Joseph W. Lengeler and Fritz Titgemeyer and Alfried P Vogler and Birgitta M. W{\"o}hrl},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={326 1236},
The bacterial phosphotransferase system (PTS) is the major transport system for many carbohydrates that are phosphorylated concomitantly with the translocation step through the membrane (group translocation). It consists of two general proteins, enzyme I and histidine protein (HPr), and a series of more than 15 substrate-specific enzymes II (EII). The sequences of several of these derived from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria were compared, which allowed the possible identification of… CONTINUE READING