Benzoate transporter (IPR004711)

Short name: Benzoate_Transporter

Family relationships



The benzoate transporter of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus functions as a benzoate transporter [PMID: 1885518, PMID: 11053377, PMID: 17322206]. Proteins in this family are about 400 residues in length and probably span the membrane 12 times. They exhibit about 30% identity to each other and limited sequence similarity to members of the aromatic acid:H+symporter (AAHS) family of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS). However the degree of similarity with the latter proteins is insufficient to establish homology. Thus, in spite of the sequence similarity and their similar substrate specificities, the BenE family must be considered separately. This family is classified as TC number 2.A.46 under the transporter classification (TC) system [PMID: 10839820].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0042919 benzoate transport

Molecular Function

GO:0042925 benzoate transporter activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

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