Transmembrane subunit (TM) found in Periplasmic Binding Protein (PBP)-dependent ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) transporters which generally bind type 2 PBPs. These types of transporters consist of a PBP, two TMs, and two cytoplasmic ABC ATPase subunits, and are mainly involved in importing solutes from the environment. The solute is captured by the PBP which delivers it to a gated translocation pathway formed by the two TMs. The two ABCs bind and hydrolyze ATP and drive the transport reaction. For these transporters the ABCs and TMs are on independent polypeptide chains. These systems transport a diverse range of substrates. Most are specific for a single substrate or a group of related substrates; however some transporters are more promiscuous, transporting structurally diverse substrates such as the histidine/lysine and arginine transporter in Enterobacteriaceae. In the latter case, this is achieved through binding different PBPs with different specificities to the TMs. For other promiscuous transporters such as the multiple-sugar transporter Msm of Streptococcus mutans, the PBP has a wide substrate specificity. These transporters include the maltose-maltodextrin, phosphate and sulfate transporters, among others.