• Official Full Name
  • Metallothionein
  • Background
  • Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of low molecular weight, heavy metal-binding proteins characterized by a high cysteine content and lack of aromatic amino acids. MTs bind8to 12 heavy metal atoms per molecule of protein. They are ubiquitous in the animal and plant kingdoms and are also found in prokaryotes. In mammals, the cysteine residues are absolutely conserved and serve to coordinate heavy metal atoms such as zinc, cadmium, and copper via mercaptide linkages.
  • Synonyms
  • CES 1; CES1; Metallothionein 1A; Metallothionein 1S; Metallothionein 2; Metallothionein 2A; Metallothionein IA; Metallothionein II; Metallothionein2; MGC32848; MT 1A; MT 2; MT 2A; MT IA; MT II; MT1; MT1A; MT1S; MT2; MT2A; MTC; MT; Metallothionein; Metallothioneins; MTs
Source (Host):E.coliSpecies:M Tuberculosis
Product nameRecombinant M Tuberculosis 38kD Antigen Protein
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Zebrafish
Product nameRecombinant Zebrafish MT
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Product nameMetallothionein

MT Related Articles

Sheng, WL; Chen, WY; et al. Co-Expression of Two Subtypes of Melatonin Receptor on Rat M1-Type Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells. PLOS ONE 10:-(2015).
Slusser, A; Zheng, Y; et al. Metallothionein isoform 3 expression in human skin, related cancers and human skin derived cell cultures. TOXICOLOGY LETTERS 232:141-148(2015).