Properties of the mammalian and yeast metal-ion transporters DCT1 and Smf1p expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes.

@article{Sacher2001PropertiesOT,
  title={Properties of the mammalian and yeast metal-ion transporters DCT1 and Smf1p expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes.},
  author={Ayelet Sacher and Andrew Cohen and Nathan Alfred Nelson},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={204 Pt 6},
  pages={1053-61}
}
Transition metals are essential for many metabolic processes, and their homeostasis is crucial for life. Metal-ion transporters play a major role in maintaining the correct concentrations of the various metal ions in living cells. Little is known about the transport mechanism of metal ions by eukaryotic cells. Some insight has been gained from studies of the mammalian transporter DCT1 and the yeast transporter Smf1p by following the uptake of various metal ions and from electrophysiological… CONTINUE READING