Term Information

Accession
GO:0005215
Name
transporter activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
carrier
Alternate IDs
GO:0005478
Definition
Enables the directed movement of substances (such as macromolecules, small molecules, ions) into, out of or within a cell, or between cells. Source: GOC:dgf, GOC:ai
Comment
Some transporters, such as certain members of the SLC family, are referred to as 'carriers'; however GO uses carrier with a different meaning: a carrier binds to and transports the substance (see GO:0140104 molecular carrier activity), whereas a transporter forms some pore that allows the passing of molecules.
History
See term history for GO:0005215 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_metagenomics
gocheck_do_not_annotate
goslim_flybase_ribbon
goslim_chembl
goslim_generic
goslim_plant
prokaryote_subset
goslim_mouse
goslim_agr
goslim_candida
goslim_pir
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Parents of transporter activity (GO:0005215)
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transporter activity [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function (GO:0003674)
Children of transporter activity (GO:0005215)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
regulation of transporter activity (GO:0032409) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  transporter activity
transmembrane transporter activity (GO:0022857) [is_a relation] is_a  transporter activity
positive regulation of transporter activity (GO:0032411) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  transporter activity
negative regulation of transporter activity (GO:0032410) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  transporter activity
protein transporter activity (GO:0140318) [is_a relation] is_a  transporter activity
lipid transporter activity (GO:0005319) [is_a relation] is_a  transporter activity