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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C

A Journal of Biosciences

Editor-in-Chief: Seibel, Jürgen

Editorial Board: Aigner , Achim / Boland, Wilhelm / Bornscheuer, Uwe / Hoffmann, Klaus

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Volume 42, Issue 11-12


Notes: Structural Features and Biological Functions in Blue Copper Proteins

Yuzo Nishida
  • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Yamagata University, Koshirakawa Yamagata 990, Japan
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Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1987-11-1239

A new idea that elucidates the electron carrier ability of plastocyanin (and of azurin) is proposed. It emphasizes the fact that two lobes of the d-orbital, where one unpaired electron of copper (II) ion lies, are not screened by the ligand atoms, which would facilitate the electron transfer between the d-orbital and the redox partners (cytochrom f and P-700 in the case of plastocyanin). Several evidences which support the above proposal are provided.

Keywords: Structure and Function; Blue Copper Proteins; Copper Enzymes

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Received: 1987-04-27

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1987-12-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C, Volume 42, Issue 11-12, Pages 1358–1360, ISSN (Online) 1865-7125, ISSN (Print) 0939-5075, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/znc-1987-11-1239.

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