Accepted name: ABC-type polyamine transporter
Reaction: ATP + H2O + polyamine-[polyamine-binding protein][side 1] = ADP + phosphate + polyamine[side 2] + [polyamine-binding protein][side 1]
Other name(s): polyamine ABC transporter; polyamine-transporting ATPase
Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (ABC-type, polyamine-importing)
Comments: An ATP-binding cassette (ABC) type transporter, characterized by the presence of two similar ATP-binding domains/proteins and two integral membrane domains/proteins. Does not undergo phosphorylation during the transport process. A bacterial enzyme that imports putrescine and spermidine. In Escherichia coli the enzyme imports spermidine preferentially.
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