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Antimicrobial properties of copper - Mechanisnm and Action
Copper is an essential micronutrient for most living organisms, serving as a redox-active cofactor for important enzymes such as the terminal respiratory oxidases and superoxide dismutase. However, in excess copper can be extremely toxic, due in part to this same redox-activity by which copper ions can catalyse the production of deleterious reactive oxygen species (ROS), …