Localization effect on the metal biosorption capability of recombinant mammalian and fish metallothioneins in Escherichia coli.

In this study, we examined the expression of mammalian and fish metallothioneins (MTs) in Escherichia coli as a strategy to enhance metal biosorption efficiency of bacterial biosorbents for lead (Pb), copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). In addition, MT proteins were expressed in either the cytoplasmic or periplasmic compartment of host cells to… CONTINUE READING