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Peter D'Eustachio deustp01 at
Mon Apr 23 09:45:08 PDT 2007

Narrow answer: No.

Broad, somewhat tangential answer: yes, maybe. Biologists certainly talk 
about serum albumin and cortisol binding globulin as "transporters" of the 
hydrophobic small molecules that bind to them in the blood and thus move 
from tissue to tissue, but this clearly amounts to overloading of the word 
"transport" as far as we are concerned.

Peter D'Etc

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J Clark" <jclark at>
To: <transport at>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:44 AM
Subject: substrates

> Hi,
> Can anybody think of any example of transport of the following
> substrates (belonging in the function ontology) that is not
> straightforward transport from one side of a membrane to another?
> organic acid transporter activity
> tricarboxylic acid transporter activity
> carbohydrate transporter activity
> alcohol transporter activity
> Thanks,
> Jen

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