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Gene. 1996 Oct 3;174(2):281-4.

ABC transporters in Archaea: two genes encoding homologs of the nucleotide-binding components in the methanogen Methanosarcina mazei S-6.

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Wadsworth Center, Division of Molecular Medicine, New York State Department of Health, USA.


Two genes, 5'-orfD-orfF-3', were found in the genome of the archaeon Methanosarcina mazei S-6 that encode the deduced proteins, OrfD and OrfF, with structural motifs typical of the nucleotide-binding components of the ABC-transporter systems of Bacteria and Eukarya. These motifs, and other similarities of OrfD and OrfF with bacterial and eukaryal counterparts, indicate that the two archaeal molecules belong to the ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-transporter family.

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