This multi-volume set within International Review of Cytology encompasses the recent advances in the understanding of structure-function relationships at the molecular level of receptors, transporters, and membrane proteins. Several diverse families of membrane receptors/proteins are discussed with respect to the molecular and cellular biology of their synthesis, assembly, turnover, and function. Included are such receptor superfamilies as G-proteins, immunoglobulins, ligand-gated receptors, interleukins, and tyrosine kinases as well as such transporter/protein families as pumps, ion channels, and bacterial transporters. Each section of each volume also features a "perspectives/commentary" chapter which includes comments on the recent advances and predictions on new directions. Volume 137A highlights the recent advances in bacterial and glucose transporter mechanisms.
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M. Friedlander and M. Mueckler, Preface.
G.F.-L. Ames, Bacterial Periplasmic Permeases as Model Systems for the Superfamily of Traffic ATPases Including the Multidrug Resistance Protein and the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator.
S.A. Haney and D.L. Oxender, Amino Acid Transport in Bacteria.
H.R. Kaback, In and Out and Up and Down with Lac Permease.
B. Erni, Group Translocation of Glucose and Other Carbohydrates by the Bacterial Phosphotransferase System.
P.J.F. Henderson, S.A. Baldwin, M.T. Cairns, B.M. Charalambous, H.C. Dent, F. Gunn, W.-J. Liang, V.A. Lucas, G.E. Martin, T.P. McDonald, B.J. McKeown, J.A.R. Muiry, K.R. Petro, P.E. Roberts, K.P. Shatwell, G. Smith, and C.G. Tate, Sugar-Cation Symport Systems in Bacteria.
B. Thorens, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of GLUT-2, A High Km Facilitated Diffusion Glucose Transporter.
M.J. Birnbaum, The Insulin-Sensitive Glucose Transporter.
R.F. Gaber, Molecular Genetics of Yeast Ion Transport.