The Biological Chemistry of Nickel
CHAPTER 14: Nickel Metallochaperones: Structure, Function, and Nickel-Binding Properties
Published:24 Mar 2017
Wei Xia, Hongyan Li, Hongzhe Sun, 2017. "Nickel Metallochaperones: Structure, Function, and Nickel-Binding Properties", The Biological Chemistry of Nickel, Deborah Zamble, Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek, Henryk Kozlowski
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Nickel-containing enzymes catalyze a series of important biochemical processes in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The maturation of the enzymes requires the proper assembly of the nickel-containing active sites, which involves a battery of nickel metallochaperones that exert metal delivery and storage functions. “Cross-talk” also exists between different nickel enzyme maturation processes. This chapter summarizes the updated knowledge about the nickel chaperones based on biochemical and structural biology research, and discusses the possible nickel delivery mechanisms.