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<ol><li>Suppose you want to design a biological transport protein for copper. Propose a reasonable

active site and strategy that differs from transferrin to bind and release the copper ion for the protein. Be sure to specify the oxidation state(s).</li><li>Asp and Glu are common ligand in metalloproteins. In contrast, the side chains of Lys and Arg only rarely coordinate metal ions in proteins. Give a rationale for this difference. </li></ol>

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