Nitrate and nitrate transport in Escherichia coli

Wenjing Jia, Jeffrey Cole

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Two polytopic membrane proteins, NarK and NarU, are involved in nitrate and nitrite uptake and nitrite extrusion by Escherichia coli. A third polytopic membrane protein, NirC, functions only in nitrite transport. During exponential growth, the quantity of NarU in membrane fractions was
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • nitrite transport
  • polytopic transporters
  • Arg-87 in NarU
  • Arg-303 in NarU
  • nitrate transport


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