Metalloproteins: Simple structure, complex function

September 17th, 2015 by Angela Lombardi

Nature Chemical Biology 11, 760 (2015). doi:10.1038/nchembio.1918

Author: Angela Lombardi

The four-helix bundle is a simple structural motif, widespread in nature, that is involved in numerous and fundamental processes. This portfolio is now expanded by the report of a four-helix bundle protein able to store copper for particulate methane monooxygenase, an enzyme that catalyzes methane oxidation.