A new metallothionein gene from the giant keyhole limpet Megathura crenulata.

  • Bernhard Lieb
  • Published 2003 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology…


Metallothioneins (MTs) are small soluble proteins ubiquitously expressed in animals and plants. Different isoforms are present in deuterostomes and protostomes. They do not differ greatly in primary structure, but are clearly distinguishable. Here, I present the gene and the complete cDNA of a novel MT from the mollusk Megathura crenulata. This protein is… (More)