Reaction: ATP + H2O + putrescine-[putrescine-binding protein][side 1] = ADP + phosphate + putrescine[side 2] + [putrescine-binding protein][side 1]
Other name(s): putrescine transporting ATPase; putrescine ABC transporter; potFGHI (gene names)
Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (ABC-type, putrescine-importing)
Comments: ATP-binding cassette (ABC) type transporter, characterized by the presence of two similar ATP-binding domains/proteins and two integral membrane domains/proteins. The enzyme from the bacterium Escherichia coli interacts with an extracytoplasmic substrate binding protein and mediates the high affinity uptake of putrescine. Differs in specificity from EC 184.108.40.206, ABC-type polyamine transporter.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:
1. Pistocchi, R., Kashiwagi, K., Miyamoto, S., Nukui, E., Sadakata, Y., Kobayashi, H. and Igarashi, K. Characteristics of the operon for a putrescine transport system that maps at 19 minutes on the Escherichia coli chromosome. J. Biol. Chem 268 (1993) 146-152. [PMID: 8416922]
2. Terui, Y., Saroj, S.D., Sakamoto, A., Yoshida, T., Higashi, K., Kurihara, S., Suzuki, H., Toida, T., Kashiwagi, K. and Igarashi, K. Properties of putrescine uptake by PotFGHI and PuuP and their physiological significance in Escherichia coli. Amino Acids 46 (2014) 661-670. [PMID: 23719730]