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Molecular cloning and characterization of a copper chaperone for copper/zinc superoxide dismutase from the rat.

Authors: Hiromura, M  Chino, H  Sonoda, T  Sakurai, H 
Citation: Hiromura M, etal., Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2000 Aug 28;275(2):394-400.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:10964676
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1006/bbrc.2000.3328

Copper chaperone is an essential cytosolic factor that maintains copper homeostasis in living cells. Cytosolic metallochaperones have been recently identified in plant, yeast, rodents, and human cells. During our investigation, we found a new member of the copper chaperone family for copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, which was cloned from rats. The new copper chaperone was named rCCS (rat Copper Chaperone for Superoxide dismutase). The cDNA of rCCS was found to have a length of 1094 bp, and the protein analyzed from the cDNA was deduced to contain 274 amino acids. The amino acid sequence of rCCS consists of three domains: A metal binding domain, which has a MXCXXC motif in domain I, a homolog of the Cu/Zn SOD in domain II, and a CXC motif in domain III. The binding of rCCS to Cu/Zn SOD was analyzed by GST column binding assay, and the domain II of rCCS was found to be essential for binding to Cu/Zn SOD, which in turn activates Cu/Zn SOD.

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CRRD ID: 2300392
Created: 2008-09-16
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Last Modified: 2008-09-16
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