Copper delivery by metallochaperone proteins.

@article{Rosenzweig2001CopperDB,
  title={Copper delivery by metallochaperone proteins.},
  author={Amy C Rosenzweig},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  year={2001},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={119-28}
}
Copper is an essential element in all living organisms, serving as a cofactor for many important proteins and enzymes. Metallochaperone proteins deliver copper ions to specific physiological partners by direct protein-protein interactions. The Atx1-like chaperones transfer copper to intracellular copper transporters, and the CCS chaperones shuttle copper to copper,zinc superoxide dismutase. Crystallographic studies of these two copper chaperone families have provided insights into metal binding… CONTINUE READING

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