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Bio-mimicking galactose oxidase and hemocyanin, two dioxygen-processing copper proteins

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Abstract

The modelling of the active sites of metalloproteins is one of the most challenging tasks in bio-inorganic chemistry. Copper proteins form part of this stimulating field of research as copper enzymes are mainly involved in oxidation bio-reactions. Thus, the understanding of the structure–function relationship of their active sites will allow the design of effective and environmental friendly oxidation catalysts. This perspective illustrates some outstanding structural and functional synthetic models of the active site of copper proteins, with special attention given to models of galactose oxidase and hemocyanin.

Graphical abstract: Bio-mimicking galactose oxidase and hemocyanin, two dioxygen-processing copper proteins

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2004, accepted on 29 Sep 2004 and first published on 27 Oct 2004


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B413535K
Dalton Trans., 2004, 4079-4088

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    Bio-mimicking galactose oxidase and hemocyanin, two dioxygen-processing copper proteins

    P. Gamez, I. A. Koval and J. Reedijk, Dalton Trans., 2004, 4079
    DOI: 10.1039/B413535K

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