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Uniporters and anion antiporters

GSBS Program

Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology



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Medical Subject Headings

Adipose Tissue; Animals; Anions; Antiporters; CHO Cells; Carrier Proteins; Cricetinae; Diabetes Mellitus; Erythrocyte Membrane; Fungal Proteins; Genes, Fungal; Glucose; Hexoses; Humans; Insulin; Islets of Langerhans; Membrane Proteins; Models, Biological; Models, Molecular; Monosaccharide Transport Proteins; Muscle Proteins; Muscles; Nucleoside Transport Proteins; Nucleosides; Protein Conformation; Rats; Recombinant Proteins; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Species Specificity; Structure-Activity Relationship


Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


The past year has seen a flurry of activity in the area of protein-mediated hexose uniport. Topics of interest covered here include: structure-function studies; the interaction of glucose carriers with glycolytic enzymes; regulation of cell surface glucose-carrier concentrations by insulin and the signalling mechanisms involved; and the role of the glucose-carrier isoform, GLUT2, in pancreatic beta-cell glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Nucleoside uniport and Glu-Asp antiport are also discussed briefly.

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Citation: Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1991 Aug;3(4):702-9.

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Current opinion in cell biology

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