Phylogenetic Divergence of Fish and Mammalian Metallothionein: Relationships with Structural Diversification and Organismal Temperature

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Metallothioneins (MTs) are nonenzymatic low molecular weight proteins, that play an important role in the homeostasis and detoxification of heavy metals in a large variety of organisms. These proteins are endowed with striking features, including an unusual amino acid composition characterized by the presence of 20 cysteines out of a total of 60 residues… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00239-003-0034-z

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@article{Capasso2003PhylogeneticDO, title={Phylogenetic Divergence of Fish and Mammalian Metallothionein: Relationships with Structural Diversification and Organismal Temperature}, author={Clemente Capasso and Vincenzo Carginale and Rosaria Scudiero and Orlando Crescenzi and Roberta Spadaccini and Piero Andrea Temussi and Elio Parisi}, journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution}, year={2003}, volume={57}, pages={S250-S257} }