Substrate recognition domains as revealed by active hybrids between the D-arabinitol and ribitol transporters from Klebsiella pneumoniae

@article{Heuel1997SubstrateRD,
  title={Substrate recognition domains as revealed by active hybrids between the D-arabinitol and ribitol transporters from Klebsiella pneumoniae},
  author={H Heuel and Sevket Turgut and Kurt Schmid and Joseph W. Lengeler},
  journal={Journal of Bacteriology},
  year={1997},
  volume={179},
  pages={6014 - 6019}
}
Two new genes, dalT and rbtT, have been cloned from the dal operon for D-arabinitol and the rbt operon for ribitol uptake and degradation, respectively, in Klebsiella pneumoniae 1033-5P14, derivative KAY2026. Each gene codes for a specific transporter which, based on sequence data, belongs to a large family of carbohydrate transporters which constitutes 12 transmembrane helices. DalT and RbtT show an unusually high similarity (86.2% identical residues for totals of 425 and 427 amino acids… 

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