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Family: ABC_membrane_2 (PF06472)

Summary: ABC transporter transmembrane region 2

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ABC transporter transmembrane region
Symbol ABC_membrane
Pfam PF00664
InterPro IPR001140
SCOP 1pf4
TCDB 3.A.1
OPM superfamily Lipid/drug exporters Lipid/drug exporters
OPM protein 2hyd

ABC transporter transmembrane domain is main transmembrane structural unit of ATP-binding cassette transporter which consist of six transmembrane domaines. Many members of the ABC transporter family (Pfam PF00005) have two such regions.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Human proteins containing this domain



  1. ^ Kerr ID (2002). "Structure and association of ATP-binding cassette transporter nucleotide-binding domains". Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1561 (1): 47–64. doi:10.1016/s0304-4157(01)00008-9. PMID 11988180. 
  2. ^ Hunt JF, Yuan YR, Martsinkevich O, Millen L, Thomas PJ, Karpowich N, Dai PL, MacVey K (2001). "Crystal structures of the MJ1267 ATP binding cassette reveal an induced-fit effect at the ATPase active site of an ABC transporter". Structure 9 (7): 571–86. doi:10.1016/S0969-2126(01)00617-7. PMID 11470432. 
  3. ^ Hunt JF, Yuan YR, Blecker S, Martsinkevich O, Millen L, Thomas PJ (2001). "The crystal structure of the MJ0796ATP-binding cassette. Implications for the structural consequences of ATP hydrolysis in the active site of an ABC transporter". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (34): 32313–21. doi:10.1074/jbc.M100758200. PMID 11402022. 
  4. ^ Kim SH, Hung LW, Wang IX, Nikaido K, Liu PQ, Ames GF (1998). "Crystal structure of the ATP-binding subunit of an ABC transporter". Nature 396 (6712): 703–707. doi:10.1038/25393. PMID 9872322. 
  5. ^ Welte W, Breed J, Boos W, Diederichs K, Vonrhein C, Muller C, Diez J, Greller G, Schnell C (2000). "Crystal structure of MalK, the ATPase subunit of the trehalose/maltose ABC transporter of the archaeon Thermococcus litoralis". EMBO J. 19 (22): 5951–61. doi:10.1093/emboj/19.22.5951. PMC 305842. PMID 11080142. 
  6. ^ Wiley DC, Gaudet R (2001). "Structure of the ABC ATPase domain of human TAP1, the transporter associated with antigen processing". EMBO J. 20 (17): 4964–72. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.17.4964. PMC 125601. PMID 11532960. 

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This domain covers the transmembrane of a small family of ABC transporters and shares sequence similarity with PF00664. Mutations in this domain in P28288 are believed responsible for Zellweger Syndrome-2 [1]; mutations in P33897 are responsible for recessive X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy [2]. A Saccharomyces cerevisiae homolog is involved in the import of long-chain fatty acids [3].

Literature references

  1. Gartner J, Moser H, Valle D; , Nat Genet 1992;1:16-23.: Mutations in the 70K peroxisomal membrane protein gene in Zellweger syndrome. PUBMED:1301993 EPMC:1301993

  2. Mosser J, Douar AM, Sarde CO, Kioschis P, Feil R, Moser H, Poustka AM, Mandel JL, Aubourg P; , Nature 1993;361:726-730.: Putative X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy gene shares unexpected homology with ABC transporters. PUBMED:8441467 EPMC:8441467

  3. Hettema EH, van Roermund CW, Distel B, van den Berg M, Vilela C, Rodrigues-Pousada C, Wanders RJ, Tabak HF; , EMBO J 1996;15:3813-3822.: The ABC transporter proteins Pat1 and Pat2 are required for import of long-chain fatty acids into peroxisomes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PUBMED:8670886 EPMC:8670886

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InterPro entry IPR010509

ABC transporters belong to the ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) superfamily, which uses the hydrolysis of ATP to energise diverse biological systems. ABC transporters minimally consist of two conserved regions: a highly conserved ATP binding cassette (ABC) and a less conserved transmembrane domain (TMD).

This domain covers the transmembrane region of a small family of ABC transporters, the peroxisomal fatty acyl CoA transporters, and shares sequence similarity with . Mutations in this domain in SWISSPROT are believed responsible for Zellweger Syndrome-2 [PUBMED:1301993]; mutations in SWISSPROT are responsible for recessive X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy [PUBMED:8441467]. A Saccharomyces cerevisiae homologue is involved in the import of long-chain fatty acids [PUBMED:8670886].

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This family is a member of clan ABC_membrane (CL0241), which has the following description:

This clan includes families that are the membrane components of ABC transporter complexes. In general these regions are composed of six transmembrane helices [1].

The clan contains the following 4 members:

ABC_membrane ABC_membrane_2 ABC_membrane_3 SbmA_BacA


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Seed source: ADDA_6479
Previous IDs: Ald_N;
Type: Family
Author: Yeats C
Number in seed: 26
Number in full: 7488
Average length of the domain: 284.20 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 30 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 47.95 %

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Gathering cut-off 21.2 21.2
Trusted cut-off 21.2 21.2
Noise cut-off 21.1 21.1
Model length: 282
Family (HMM) version: 11
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