Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Components of histidine transport: histidine-binding proteins and hisP protein.

Ames G.F., Lever J.

The high-affinity (K(m) = 3 x 10(-8) M) transport system for histidine in Salmonella typhimurium has been resolved into three components: J, K, and P. J, which is a histidine-binding protein released by osmotic shock, is specified by the hisJ gene: hisJ mutants lack the binding protein and are defective in histidine transport. Another class of mutants-dhuA, which is closely linked to hisJ-has five times the normal level of binding protein and has an increased rate of histidine transport. P, which is a protein specified by the hisP gene, is required for J binding protein to be operative in transport. hisP mutants, though defective in transport, have normal levels of J binding protein. K, a third transport component, works in parallel to J, and also requires the P protein in order to be operative in transport. A second histidine-binding protein has been found but its relation to K is unclear. hisJ, dhuA, and hisP have been mapped and are in a cluster (near purF) on the S. typhimurium chromosome.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 66:1096-1103(1970) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again