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Family: MFS_1 (PF07690)

Summary: Major Facilitator Superfamily

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This tab holds annotation information from the InterPro database.

InterPro entry IPR011701

Among the different families of transporter, only two occur ubiquitously in all classifications of organisms. These are the ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) superfamily and the Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS). The MFS transporters are single-polypeptide secondary carriers capable only of transporting small solutes in response to chemiosmotic ion gradients [PUBMED:9529885, PUBMED:9868370].

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Domain organisation

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan MFS (CL0015), which has the following description:

The major facilitator superfamily (MFS) is one of the two largest families of membrane transporters found on Earth [1]. It is present ubiquitously in bacteria, archaea, and eukarya and includes members that can function by solute uniport, solute/cation symport, solute/cation antiport and/or solute/solute antiport with inwardly and/or outwardly directed polarity [1]. All permeases of the MFS possess either 12 or 14 transmembrane helices [1].

The clan contains the following 25 members:

Acatn ATG22 BT1 CLN3 DUF1228 DUF791 Folate_carrier FPN1 FTR1 LacY_symp MFS_1 MFS_1_like MFS_2 MFS_3 MFS_Mycoplasma Nodulin-like Nuc_H_symport Nucleoside_tran OATP PTR2 PUCC Sugar_tr TLC TRI12 UNC-93

Alignments

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Representative proteomes NCBI
(183465)
Meta
(25371)
RP15
(15082)
RP35
(30526)
RP55
(45126)
RP75
(55719)
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Full
(181668)
Representative proteomes NCBI
(183465)
Meta
(25371)
RP15
(15082)
RP35
(30526)
RP55
(45126)
RP75
(55719)
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Trees

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Curation and family details

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Seed source: Pfam-B_5 (Release 13.0)
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Author: Bateman A
Number in seed: 195
Number in full: 181668
Average length of the domain: 295.20 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 13 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 82.52 %

HMM information View help on HMM parameters

HMM build commands:
build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 23193494 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
Model details:
Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 32.6 32.6
Trusted cut-off 32.6 32.6
Noise cut-off 32.5 32.5
Model length: 352
Family (HMM) version: 11
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Structures

For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the MFS_1 domain has been found. There are 5 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein seqence.

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