Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

ABC Transporter Proteins

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_12


ABC transporter proteins are a superfamily of proteins responsible for transporting a broad range of compounds across membranes in cells. Structural characteristics based on their Walker domains (ATP binding domain) and their nucleotide-binding folds across the membrane are responsible for their classification into this superfamily.

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