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ready Transporter Classification Database


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This freely accessible database details a comprehensive IUBMB approved classification system for membrane transport proteins known as the Transporter Classification (TC) system. The TC system is analogous to the Enzyme Commission (EC) system for classification of enzymes, except that it incorporates both functional and phylogenetic information for organisms of all types. As of Oct. 1, 2020, TCDB consists of 20,653 proteins classified in 15,528 non-redundant transport systems with 1,567 tabulated 3D structures, 18,336 reference citations describing 1,536 transporter families, of which 26% are members of 82 recognized superfamilies. Overall, this is an increase of over 50% since the last published update of the database in 2016. The most recent update of the database contents and features include (1) adoption of a chemical ontology for substrates of transporters, (2) inclusion of new superfamilies, (3) a domain-based characterization of transporter families (tcDoms) for the identification of new members as well as functional and evolutionary relationships between families, (4) development of novel software to facilitate curation and use of the database, (5) addition of new subclasses of transport systems including 11 novel types of channels and 3 types of group translocators, and (6) the inclusion of many man-made (artificial) transmembrane pores/channels and carriers.


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TCDB: the Transporter Classification Database for membrane transport protein analyses and information.

Saier MH., Tran CV., Barabote RD.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2006

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The Transporter Classification Database: recent advances.

Saier MH., Yen MR., Noto K., Tamang DG., Elkan C.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2009

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The transporter classification database

Saier MH, Reddy VS, Tamang DG, Vastermark A.
Nucleic Acids Res 2014

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The Transporter Classification Database (TCDB): recent advances

Saier MH, Reddy V S, Tsu BV, Ahmed MS, Li C, Moreno-Hagelsieb G.
Nucleic Acids Res 2016

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