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Cells enforce an ion curtain

Metal cofactors are an essential part of many proteins. But how is the right choice of metal made? For bacteria, one answer is to change the cellular compartment where cofactor insertion occurs.

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Figure 1: Control of metal loading into bacterial periplasmic proteins.


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Berks, B. Cells enforce an ion curtain. Nature 455, 1043–1044 (2008).

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