Cyanate transport system protein (IPR004747)

Short name: Cyan_transport

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This entry includes the cyanate transport protein CynX and 2-nitroimidazole transporter yeaN from E. coli.

Protein yeaN is involved in efflux of 2-nitroimidazole [PMID: 25790494].

Proteins expressed from the the cyn operon (indluding cynT, cynX, and cynS) in Escherichia coli are believed to transport cyanate into the cell so it can be metabolized into ammonia and bicarbonate [PMID: 2094285]. This process is used to overcome the toxicity of environmental cyanate. CynT is a cyanate permease, CynS is a cyanase, while the function of the CynX is unknown [PMID: 3049588, PMID: 8444806].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

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