Lanmodulin (LanM) binds rare earth elements (REEs) with high selectivity over metals such as calcium and iron, thus having the potential for application of separating these REEs for modern technologies. A LanM homolog was characterized through circular dichroism. This characterization of the diversity of lanthanide recognition mechanisms provide insight into lanthanide uptake in cells and may inform for practical applications of these proteins for rare earth metal extraction.
Characterization of Lanmodulin Homologs as Lanthanide-Binding Proteins
by Kennedy Miller