Magnesium transporter MgtE (IPR006669)

Short name: MgtE_transporter

Family relationships



This is the MgtE family of magnesium transporters. MgtE is a highly Mg2+-selective channel gated by Mg2+ [PMID: 19798051]. All the archaebacterial and eukaryotic examples have two copies of the integral membrane region. This suggests that the eubacterial examples may act as dimers. Proteins in this family contains two highly conserved aspartates that may be involved in cation binding.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0015693 magnesium ion transport

Molecular Function

GO:0015095 magnesium ion transmembrane transporter activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

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