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A switch for blue copper proteins?

Nature Chemistry volume 8, pages 639641 (2016) | Download Citation

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Nitric oxide (NO) has important functions in all forms of life and serves, for example, as a signalling molecule in mammals. Now, two complementary studies have uncovered how NO binds to blue copper proteins. This research suggests a mechanism by which NO could regulate the activity of blue copper proteins involved in denitrification.

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  1. Subhra Samanta and Nicolai Lehnert are in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, 930 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA

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