Copper shares a piece of the π

Journal Article

Recent crystal structures of a bacterial copper tolerance protein reveal an intriguing copper binding site that includes tryptophan. Its close proximity coupled with spectroscopic data suggests an unusual cation-π interaction between Cu(I) and the aromatic ring of tryptophan. © 2008 Nature Publishing Group.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Franz, KJ

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 86

PubMed ID

  • 18202673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1552-4450

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nchembio0208-85