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Inorg. Chem. [BCB] / [POMAM]

Jun 14 2019

Abstract :

It was shown that His3 of human copper transporter 1 (hCtr1) prompts the ATCUN-like Cu(II) coordination for model peptides of the hCtr1 N-terminus. Its high Cu(II) affinity is a potential driving force for the transfer of Cu(II) from extracellular Cu(II) carriers to hCtr1. Having a sequence similar to that of hCtr1, hCtr2 has been proposed as another human copper transporter. However, the N-terminal domain of hCtr2 is much shorter than that of hCtr1, with different copper binding motifs at its N-terminus. Employing a model peptide of the hCtr2 N-terminus, MAMHF-am, we demonstrated that His4 provides a unique pattern of Cu(II) complexes, involving Met sulfurs in their Cu(II) coordination sphere. The affinity of Cu(II) for MAMHF-am is a few orders of magnitude lower than that reported for the hCtr1 model peptides at the extracellular pH of 7.4, suggesting a maximal complementary role of Cu(II) binding to hCtr2 in the import of copper from the extracellular space to the cytoplasm. On the other hand, the ability of the hCtr2 model peptide to capture Cu(II) from amino acids and short peptides (potential degradation products of proteins) at pH 5.0 and the known predominant lysosomal localization of hCtr2 support an important potential role of the Cu(II)-hCtr2 interaction in the recovery of copper from lysosomes

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Reference :

Wezynfeld Nina, Vileno Bertrand, Faller Peter

Cu(II) binding to the N-terminal model peptide of human Ctr2 transporter at lysosomal and extracellular pH

Inorg. Chem. 58, 7488-7498 (2019) - DOI: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00711


Contact chercheur :

Nina Wezynfeld (BCB) and Bertran Vileno (POMAM), Institut de Chimie (UMR 7177).