|PROSITE documentation PDOC01011 [for PROSITE entry PS01307]|
The bacterial protein motA  is required for the rotation of the flagellar motor. This protein probably forms a transmembrane proton channel used to energize the flagellar rotary motor. The motA protein is an integral membrane protein that contains four transmembrane domains.
As as signature for the motA family of proteins, we selected a conserved region that corresponds to the fourth transmembrane region.Last update:
July 1999 / Pattern and text revised.
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|1||Authors||Nguyen C.C. Saier M.H. Jr.|
|Title||Structural and phylogenetic analysis of the MotA and MotB families of bacterial flagellar motor proteins.|
|Source||Res. Microbiol. 147:317-332(1996).|