Biochemical evidence for the presence of two α-glucoside ABC-transport systems in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus

Koning, S. M., Konings, W. N. & Driessen, A. J. M., 2002, In : Archaea. 1, 1, p. 19-25 7 p.

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The hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus can utilize different carbohydrates, such as starch, maltose and trehalose. Uptake of α-glucosides is mediated by two different, binding protein-dependent, ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-type transport systems. The maltose transporter also transports trehalose, whereas the maltodextrin transport system mediates the uptake of maltotriose and higher malto-oligosaccharides, but not maltose. Both transport systems are induced during growth on their respective substrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • maltose, maltodextrin, binding protein

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