Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0005363 - maltose transmembrane transporter activity

Synonyms: GO:0015581, maltose porter activity

Definition: Enables the transfer of maltose from one side of the membrane to the other. Maltose is the disaccharide 4-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose, an intermediate in the enzymatic breakdown of glycogen and starch.

Parent Classes:
GO:0015154 - disaccharide transmembrane transporter activity

Child Classes:
GO:0015423 - maltose-transporting ATPase activity (4) ,
GO:0015481 - maltose transporting porin activity (1)

Term Members:
maltose ABC transporter - periplasmic binding protein (malE) ,
MalX PTS permease

Unification Links: GO:0005363

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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