The N-terminal 14-mer model peptide of human Ctr1 can collect Cu(ii) from albumin. Implications for copper uptake by Ctr1.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Human cells acquire copper primarily via the copper transporter 1 protein, hCtr1. We demonstrate that at extracellular pH 7.4 CuII is bound to the model peptide hCtr11-14via an ATCUN motif and such complexes are strong enough to collect CuII from albumin, supporting the potential physiological role of CuII binding to hCtr1.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stefaniak, E; PÅ‚onka, D; Drew, SC; Bossak-Ahmad, K; Haas, KL; Pushie, MJ; Faller, P; Wezynfeld, NE; Bal, W

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1723 - 1727

PubMed ID

  • 30489586

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1756-591X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1756-5901

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c8mt00274f


  • eng