Copper-binding motifs in catalysis, transport, detoxification and signaling.


Journal Article (Review)

Copper is required for many biological processes but is toxic at high cellular concentrations, so levels in the cell must be strictly controlled. Copper-binding motifs have been identified and characterized in many proteins. The way in which copper is coordinated by these motifs is important for the transport and distribution of intracellular copper and for the effective functioning of copper-dependent enzymes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koch, KA; Peña, MM; Thiele, DJ

Published Date

  • August 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 560

PubMed ID

  • 9281528

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9281528

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1074-5521


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States