Zinc and metallothioneins in cancer.

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Metallothioneins are intracellular macromolecules having a remarkable ability to bind metallic ions. These proteins bind metals indispensable for the organism as well as those which enter the organism incidentally as a result of environmental pollution (e.g. cadmium or lead). The elements which are vital for the organism, and for the homeostasis of which… (More)

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