Recent Studies on Copper Containing Oxidases

  • B. Mondoví
  • L. Morpurgo
  • G. Rotilio
  • A. Finazzi-Agró
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 74)


The role of copper in the oxidizing machinery of life has been recognized long ago. However a detailed knowledge of its function inside proteins is still far from complete and depends on parallel understanding of structure. Malmström et al. (1) first proposed three different types of protein-bound copper, usually referred to as Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 copper, with special reference to multicopper enzymes such as laccases or ceruloplasmin (2) which contain all the three types. For sake of simplicity we will use this terminology throughout the present paper though, as we will see below, it appears to be rather naive.


Carbonic Anhydrase Diamine Oxidase Copper Protein Copper Site Blue Copper 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mondoví
    • 1
  • L. Morpurgo
    • 1
  • G. Rotilio
    • 1
  • A. Finazzi-Agró
    • 1
  1. 1.Institutes of Applied Biochemistry and of Biological Chemistry, National Research CouncilUniversity of Rome and Center of Molecular BiologyRomeItaly

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