TransportDB is a relational database describing the predicted cytoplasmic membrane transport protein complement
for organisms whose complete genome sequence are available. For each organism, its complete membrane transport
complement was identified, classified into protein families according to the TC classification system, and
functional predictions are provided. Complete lists of the transporters from each organism are accessible from
the pull down menus on this page.
The Very Latest News
15/03/13 - The RefSeq database has been analysed with the new TransAAP, try the link on the left. This is a beta release, the analysis options are limited, and we are still reviewing the results from the now completely automated transporter annotation. Updates will occur intermittently and hopefully regularly! We're also now using the Australian date format (dd/mm/yy)....
3/30/11:TransportDB is back online! It will now appear at www.membranetransport.org. The back story is we've moved from Godaddy to HostGator, there may be some bugs, please feel free to report any found. Hopefully we will now be able to get on with the long awaited update to the TransportDB website and improvements to TransAAP (getting it running again to start with, the also long awaited Linux cluster has arrived and is in the process of being set up).
3/04/11:TransportDB is offline as Godaddy decided that our database is too big!.
Our apologies to TransAAP users, the pipeline has been moribund (due to hardware and web hosting issues as above) and will be back in business when the server issues have been resolved. Clearing the backlog is going to take a while, please bear with us.
5/30/07:TransportDB was updated with addition of recently published genomes.
A new section was added to TransportDB:
9/8/06:TransportDB was updated with addition of recently published genomes.
3/15/06:TransportDB was updated with 70+ addition of recently published prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes.
9/15/05:Please check our recent publication on PLoS Comput Biol.:
Comparative genomic analyses of the transporters described in this database have been published in part in:
Paulsen, I.T. et al. (1998a) Microbial genome analyses: global comparisons of transport capabilities based on phylogenies, bioenergetics and substrate specificities. Journal of Molecular Biology 277: 573-592. [PubMed]
Paulsen I.T. et al. (1998b) Unified inventory of established and putative transporters encoded within the complete genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEBS Letters 430: 116-125. [PubMed]
Paulsen I.T. et al. (2000) Microbial genome analyses: comparative transport capabilities in eighteen prokaryotes. Journal of Molecular Biology 301: 75-100. [PubMed]
TransportDB was described in great details in: