Amino acid permease, N-terminal (IPR013612)

Short name: AA_permease_N

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



Amino acid permeases are integral membrane proteins involved in the transport of amino acids into the cell. A number of such proteins have been found to be evolutionary related [PMID: 3146645, PMID: 2687114, PMID: 8382989]. These proteins appear to contain up to 12 transmembrane segments. The best conserved region in this family is located in the second transmembrane segment. This domain is found to the N terminus of the amino acid permease domain (IPR004841) in metazoan Na-K-Cl cotransporters.

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