Isolation and characterization of a novel copper-inducible metallothionein gene of a ciliate, Tetrahymena tropicalis lahorensis.


The two isoforms of copper metallothionein (CuMT) gene of a copper resistant ciliate, Tetrahymena tropicalis lahorensis (Ttl), have been isolated and characterized. The molecular cloning and nucleotide sequencing of cDNAs coding for the two CuMT isoforms revealed that TtlCuMT1 gene has 300, while TtlCuMT2 has 327 nucleotides, both with ATG as the initiation… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jcb.22573