Characteristics, functions, and applications of metallothionein in aquatic vertebrates

  title={Characteristics, functions, and applications of metallothionein in aquatic vertebrates},
  author={Wei-Chao Wang and Huang Mao and Dan-dan Ma and Wan-Xi Yang},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
The documents on Metallothioneins (MTs) in aquatic creatures, especially focusing on their function as biomarkers in environmental monitoring programmes, are vast and increasing. There are, however, few papers to summary the physiological role of MTs in aquatic organisms especially on development. The multifaceted roles of MTs include involvement in homeostasis, protection against heavy metals and oxidant damages, and metabolic regulation, sequestration and/or redox control. In this paper, we… 

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