copper protein


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cop·per pro·tein

a protein containing one or more copper ions; for example, cytochrome c oxidase, phenol oxidase.
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This enzyme belongs to copper protein containing four ions of metal categorized as three kinds commonly known as T3, T2 and T1.
Laccase is one such copper protein belonging to the oxidoreductase family that oxidizes a large array of organic substrates i.
Adman, on the role of H-bonding in defining blue copper protein active sites.
When the level of copper in the hepatocytes is normal or slightly low, Cu [sup]2+ is transported from the cytoplasm into the TGN and binds to blue copper proteins to form a six domain blue protein, that is, ceruloplasmin, which carries over 95% copper present in the plasm to the various organs.
Coordination compounds of copper are found in both plants and animals and a number of copper proteins including enzymes, have been isolated.
In addition to general updating, highlights of the sixth edition include: a new section on metal complexes of chlorine, chlorophylls, phthalocyanines, and bacteriochloryphylls; vibrational spectra of novel coordination compounds prepared in inert gas matrices; and vibrational spectra of cytochrome c oxidase and blue copper proteins.
The lecture proceeds with a discussion of the various structures of the iron and copper proteins involved (cytochromes, ferredoxins and plastocyanins) and shows that we currently know rather less about the manganese site implicated in the water-splitting step.