Cd-metallothionein-a test object for dark-field studies of protein structure.


Cadmium-metallothionein contains about six metal atoms per 6,000 molecular weight, reflecting the high proportion of cystein residues in the structure. Because of the strong scattering from probable Cd-S (Cyst)3 complexes, the protein is unambiguously visualized by conventional tilted beam dark-field electronmicroscopy. The projections of the structure… (More)


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@article{Fiskin1977CdmetallothioneinaTO, title={Cd-metallothionein-a test object for dark-field studies of protein structure.}, author={A. Max Fiskin and Gregory M Peterson and Fiona Brady}, journal={Ultramicroscopy}, year={1977}, volume={2 4}, pages={389-95} }