Urea transporter, bacteria (IPR017807)

Short name: Urea_transporter_bac

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Proteins in this family are bacterial urea transporters, found in species that contain urease, encoded adjacent to the urease operon. YUT (Yersinia urea transporter) proteins from the Gram-negative bacterium Yersinia peseudotuberculosis are also included in this family. Putative Yut urea channel exists only in the open state, allowing urea to enter into the cytoplasm down its concentration gradient [PMID: 17264989].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0071918 urea transmembrane transport

Molecular Function

GO:0015204 urea transmembrane transporter activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

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