Truly inspired research!

Decade long close collaboration of MHM-Group with Prof DH Nies’ group at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany is bearing important fruit.

After years of careful planning and experimentation three ground-breaking papers now reveal the biochemistry of how the aurophilic (i.e., gold-loving) bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans detected to date on natural gold particles from sites on four continents, deals with gold toxicity and produces gold nanoparticles, the building blokes of secondary gold, in the processes.

 

Find the articles using these links:

Synergistic gold–copper detoxification

Synergistic Toxicity of Copper and Gold Compounds in Cupriavidus metallidurans

Proteomic responses to gold(III)-toxicity in the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans CH34 

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