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Category:GO:0015288 ! porin activity

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DAG for GO:0015288id: GO:0015288

name: porin activity
namespace: molecular_function
def: "Enables the transfer of substances, sized less than 1000 Da, from one side of a membrane to the other. The transmembrane portions of porins consist exclusively of beta-strands which form a beta-barrel. They are found in the outer membranes of Gram-negative bacteria, mitochondria, plastids and possibly acid-fast Gram-positive bacteria." [GOC:mtg_transport, ISBN:0815340729, PMID:10839820, TC:1.B.1.-.-]
subset: gosubset_prok
synonym: "outer membrane exporter porin" NARROW []
synonym: "porin" EXACT []
xref: Wikipedia:Porin_(protein)
is_a: GO:0022829 ! wide pore channel activity


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