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Ceruloplasmin: A Multi-Functional Cupro-Protein of Vertebrate Plasma

  • Earl Frieden
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Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 2)

Abstract

Ceruloplasmin is a blue copper protein found in the ct2-globulin fraction of vertebrate plasma. It is a singlechain glycoprotein of molecular weight 132,000. It contains six copper atoms per molecule, comprising three or possibly four different types of copper. Its many functions may be related to the heterogeneous nature of these six copper atoms and to the various catalytic activities they provide.

Keywords

Copper Atom Secondary Substrate Copper Isotope Ferroxidase Activity Blue Copper Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Earl Frieden
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  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryFlorida State Univ.TallahasseeUSA

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