PerspectiveStructural Biology

Not Just Another ABC Transporter

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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1038-1040
DOI: 10.1126/science.1072484

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The ABC transporters are transmembrane proteins that move a wide variety of compounds into and out of cells. In her Perspective, Davidson explains what the structure of the second bacterial ABC transporter to be determined ( Locher et al.) tells us about the molecular mechanism of transport in this family.