Siderophore transporter, RhtX/FptX family (IPR014090)

Short name: Siderophore_transpt_RhtX/FptX

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


RhtX from Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 and FptX from Pseudomonas aeruginosa appear to be single polypeptide transporters, from the major facilitator family for import of siderophores as a means to import iron. This function was suggested by proximity to siderophore biosynthesis genes and then confirmed by study of knockout and heterologous expression phenotypes.

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