Copper and Bacteria

Evolution, Homeostasis and Toxicity

  • Marc Solioz

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Biometals book sub series (SB BIOMETALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marc Solioz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Marc Solioz
    Pages 11-19
  4. Marc Solioz
    Pages 81-84
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 85-88

About this book


In the past two decades, great progress has been made in the understanding of copper as a bioelement. The book summarizes the current knowledge of copper toxicity, homeostasis and resistance in bacteria, in which proteins like copper ATPases, copper chaperones and copper-responsive regulators of gene expression play major roles. The author also discusses the metallation of cuproenzymes. The evolution of the use of copper by cells and of copper-homeostatic proteins are is also considered in this Brief.


Bacteria Copper Homeostasis Contact Killing Gene Regulation by Copper Evolution of Copper Homeostasis Copper Chaperones ATPase Polyphosphate Copper Toxicity Copper as bioelement Copper resistance in bacteria

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc Solioz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Clinical ResearchUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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