The construction of a cysteine-less melibiose carrier from E. coli.


The melibiose carrier of E. coli is a cation-sugar cotransport system. This membrane protein contains four cysteine residues and the transport function is inhibited by sulfhydryl reagents. In order to investigate the importance of the cysteines, we have constructed a set of four melibiose transporters each of which has one cysteine replaced with serine or… (More)