How to hide zinc in a small protein.

Abstract

Small cysteine-rich proteins (metallothioneins) and related domains of some large proteins (e.g., lysine methyltransferases) bind tri- and tetranuclear zinc clusters with topologies resembling fragments of Zn(II) sulfide minerals. These clusters are ubiquitous in animals, plants, and bacteria. Bacterial metallothioneins can also contain histidines as… (More)

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@article{Blindauer2005HowTH, title={How to hide zinc in a small protein.}, author={Claudia Andrea Blindauer and Peter J Sadler}, journal={Accounts of chemical research}, year={2005}, volume={38 1}, pages={62-9} }