InterPro : IPR004742

Name  Sialic acid transporter Short Name  SA_transporter
Type  Family Description  The sugar transporters belong to a family of membrane proteins responsiblefor the transport of various sugars in a wide range of prokaryotic andeukaryotic organisms []. These integral membrane proteins arepredicted to comprise twelve membrane spanning domains. It is likely that thetransporters have evolved from an ancient protein present in living organismsbefore the divergence into prokaryotes and eukaryotes []. In mammals,these proteins are expressed in a number of organs []. Proteins transporting sugars and other substrates are related in this broader family.Sialic acid transporters belong to this group.

Sequence Features

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InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



0 Child Features

1 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR020846 Major facilitator superfamily domain MFS_dom Domain

0 Found In

1 Parent Features

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR011701 Major facilitator superfamily MFS Family

3 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Kayano T Evidence for a family of human glucose transporter-like proteins. Sequence and gene localization of a protein expressed in fetal skeletal muscle and other tissues. 1988 J Biol Chem 263 15245-8
Mueckler M Sequence and structure of a human glucose transporter. 1985 Science 229 941-5
Maiden MC Mammalian and bacterial sugar transport proteins are homologous. 1987 Nature 325 641-3

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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)