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Antioxidant role of metallothioneins: a comparative overview.
TLDR
As the relevance of redox processes in cell signaling is becoming more and more evident, a search for MT effects on redox signaling could represent a turning point in the understanding of the functional role of these protein.
Genotoxicity biomarkers in the assessment of heavy metal effects in mussels: Experimental studies
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of genotoxicity tests, alkaline elution and micronucleus test, as biomarkers for the detection of heavy metals in mussels as the sentinel species and a relationship between genotoxic effects and metallothionein content was observed.
Role of metallothionein against oxidative stress in the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.
TLDR
Data suggest an antioxidant role for MT, which seems to occur through oxyradical scavenging and is able to protect both isolated cells and the entire organism from oxidative stress.
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