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deustp01 at med.nyu.edu
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J Clark" <jclark at ebi.ac.uk>
To: <transport at genome.stanford.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:44 AM
> 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
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