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Mol Biotechnol. 2004 Jul;27(3):253-62.

The IUBMB-endorsed transporter classification system.

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Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116, USA.


We here describe the transporter classification (TC) system that provides a rational means of classifying all transmembrane transport systems found in living organisms. The availability of this system provides a framework for the use of bioinformatic technologies to answer fundamental questions about the functions, mechanisms, and evolutionary pathways taken for the appearance of these systems. Such advances are discussed.

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