Expression of the type 2 metallothionein-like gene MT2 from Arabidopsis thaliana in Zn2+-metallothionein-deficient Synechococcus PCC 7942: putative role for MT2 in Zn2+ metabolism

@article{Robinson1996ExpressionOT,
  title={Expression of the type 2 metallothionein-like gene MT2 from Arabidopsis thaliana in Zn2+-metallothionein-deficient Synechococcus PCC 7942: putative role for MT2 in Zn2+ metabolism},
  author={Nigel J. Robinson and Jonathan R. Wilson and Jennifer S. Turner},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={1169-1179}
}
Zn2+ proteins pervade metabolism and are essential for gene expression. However, no proteins have been ascribed the central roles of Zn2+ donation to, or removal from, metalloproteins, or Zn2+ storage in vegetative plant tissue. In animals, such functions have been proposed for metallothioneins. Plants contain multiple metallothionein-like genes but their predicted products, which differ significantly from animal metallothioneins, remain to be isolated from vegetative tissue and their roles are… CONTINUE READING