Metallothionein gene expression in liver of rats exposed to cadmium and supplemented with zinc and selenium.

@article{Banni2010MetallothioneinGE,
  title={Metallothionein gene expression in liver of rats exposed to cadmium and supplemented with zinc and selenium.},
  author={Mohamed Banni and Imed Messaoudi and L Nait Said and Jihen El Heni and Abdelhamid Kerkeni and Khaled Said},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={513-9}
}
Cadmium (Cd), one of the most widely distributed heavy metals, is highly toxic to humans and animals. It is well known that zinc (Zn) and selenium (Se) administration reduce the Cd-induced toxicity and that metallothioneins can have a protective effect to mitigate Cd toxicity in biological systems. In this study we report the expression analysis of the two metallothioneines gene classes MT-1 and MT-2 as well as the total metalloprotein content in the liver of rats exposed to Cd (200 ppm), Cd… CONTINUE READING
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