Cuprous oxidase activity of CueO from Escherichia coli

Satish K. Singh, Gregor Grass, Christopher Rensing, William R. Montfort

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We have found CueO from Escherichia coli to have a robust cuprous oxidase activity, severalfold higher than any homologue. These data suggest that a functional role for CueO in protecting against copper toxicity in vivo includes the removal of Cu(I).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7815-7817
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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