Zinc/iron permease (IPR003689)

Short name: ZIP

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


These ZIP zinc transporter proteins define a family of metal ion transporters that are found in plants, protozoa, fungi, invertebrates, and vertebrates, making it now possible to address questions of metal ion accumulation and homeostasis in diverse organisms [PMID: 9618566].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0030001 metal ion transport
GO:0055085 transmembrane transport

Molecular Function

GO:0046873 metal ion transmembrane transporter activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.