Metal ion interactions with Limulus polyphemus and Callinectes sapidus hemocyanins: stoichiometry and structural and functional consequences of calcium(II), cadmium(II), zinc(II), and mercury(II) binding.

@article{Brouwer1983MetalII,
  title={Metal ion interactions with Limulus polyphemus and Callinectes sapidus hemocyanins: stoichiometry and structural and functional consequences of calcium(II), cadmium(II), zinc(II), and mercury(II) binding.},
  author={Mieke Brouwer and Celia Bonaventura and Joseph Bonaventura},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1983},
  volume={22 20},
  pages={4713-23}
}
Hemocyanins are oligomeric metalloproteins containing binuclear copper centers that reversibly combine with oxygen molecules. The structural stability and functional properties of these proteins are modified by divalent cations. Equilibrium dialysis was used to study the reversible interaction of Callinectes sapidus and Limulus polyphemus hemocyanins with the divalent cations calcium, cadmium, zinc, copper, and mercury. The number of binding sites and association constants for each cation were… CONTINUE READING