A New Leaf Copper Protein ‘Plastocyanin’, a Natural Hill Oxidant

@article{Katoh1961ANL,
  title={A New Leaf Copper Protein ‘Plastocyanin’, a Natural Hill Oxidant},
  author={Sakae Katoh and Atusi Takamiya},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={189},
  pages={665-666}
}
THE occurrence in Chlorella ellipsoidea of a new copper protein, able to undergo reversible oxidation-reduction reaction, has been reported by one of us (S. K.)1. The methods of extraction and purification as well as some properties characterizing the substance have been described. This substance is distinguished from any of the oxidases by the fact that in its reduced form it is unable to react directly with molecular oxygen. Similar substances have since been found to occur in the green… CONTINUE READING