Broadly conserved Na+-binding site in the N-lobe of prokaryotic multidrug MATE transporters [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

Multidrug and toxic-compound extrusion (MATE) proteins comprise an important but largely uncharacterized family of secondary-active transporters. In both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, these transporters protect the cell by catalyzing the efflux of a broad range of cytotoxic compounds, including human-made antibiotics and anticancer drugs. MATEs are thus potential pharmacological targets against…


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