Differential Substrate Specificity of Two Inositol Transporters of Bacillus subtilis
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<I>Bacillus subtilis</I> IolT is the major <I>myo</I>-inositol transporter for growth, while IolF is a minor one unable to support growth. We found that either IolT or IolF was sufficient for moderate growth using <small>D</small>-<I>chiro</I>-inositol. Conversely to IolT, IolF transported <small>D</small>-<I>chiro</I>-inositol more preferentially than <I>myo</I>-inositol. These results indicate that IolT and IolF are different in substrate specificity.
- Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 74(6), 1312-1314, 2010-06-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry