Regulation of expression of methane monooxygenases by copper ions
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Regulation of expression of methane monooxygenases by copper ions. TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 8 (5). pp. 221-225. ISSN 0966-842XFull text not available from this repository.
Many methanotrophs contain both a soluble and a particulate methane monooxygenase. A unique metabolic switch, mediated by copper ions, regulates the expression of these enzymes. When the copper-to-biomass ratio of the cell is low, the soluble enzyme is expressed, and when the copper-to-biomass ratio is high, the particulate enzyme is expressed. A model for the mechanism of this switch is proposed.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Journal or Publication Title:||TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON|
|Official Date:||May 2000|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 221-225|
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