name: protein transporter activity
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def: "Directly binding to a specific protein and delivering it to a specific cellular location." [PMID:18706423]
comment: Examples of protein carriers include the soluble TIM chaperone complexes of S. cerevisiae Tim9-Tim10 and Tim8-Tim13, that provide a shuttle system between TOM and the membrane insertases TIM22 and SAM and, thus, ensure that precursors are kept in a translocation-competent conformation.
synonym: "protein carrier activity" RELATED 
synonym: "protein transport chaperone" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0005215 ! transporter activity
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