InterPro : IPR004747

Name  Cyanate transport system protein Short Name  Cyan_transport
Type  Family Description  This entry includes the cyanate transport protein CynX. Proteins expressed from the the cyn operon (indluding cynT, cynX, and cynS) in Escherichia coli are believed to transport cyanate into the cell so it can be metabolized into ammonia and bicarbonate []. This process is used to overcome the toxicity of environmental cyanate. CynT is a cyanate permease, CynS is a cyanase, while the function of the CynX is unknown [, ].

Sequence Features

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1 Parent Features

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR011701 Major facilitator superfamily MFS Family

3 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Sung YC Characterization of the cyn operon in Escherichia coli K12. 1988 J Biol Chem 263 14769-75
Anderson PM The cyanase operon and cyanate metabolism. 1990 FEMS Microbiol Rev 7 247-52
Guilloton MB A physiological role for cyanate-induced carbonic anhydrase in Escherichia coli. 1993 J Bacteriol 175 1443-51

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Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)