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Isolation and characterization of a blue copper protein from Thiobacillus versutus.

The blue copper protein induced during growth of Thiobacillus versutus on methylamine was purified and characterized. It is an acidic protein (isoelectric point 4.7), contains one Cu2+ ion/enzyme molecule, is a monomeric protein (molecular mass about 14 kDa), has a maximum in its absorption spectrum at 596 nm (molar absorption coefficient 3.9 X 10(3) M-1 cm-1), shows an axial type-I electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum (g parallel = 2.239, g perpendicular = 2.046 and A parallel = 5.6 mT) and has a redox potential (Eo) of + 260 mV. In view of these properties and in view of the fact that the protein is active as an electron carrier between methylamine dehydrogenase and cytochrome c, it is concluded that it is similar to the amicyanins isolated from Methylomonas sp. strain J and Pseudomonas sp. strain AM 1.[1]


  1. Isolation and characterization of a blue copper protein from Thiobacillus versutus. van Houwelingen, T., Canters, G.W., Stobbelaar, G., Duine, J.A., Frank, J., Tsugita, A. Eur. J. Biochem. (1985) [Pubmed]
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