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Metallothioneins: new tricks for an old dog


West, AK and Stennard, FA and Tohyama, C, Metallothioneins: new tricks for an old dog, Today's Life Science, 7, (6) pp. 46-49. ISSN 1033-6893 (1995) [Refereed Article]


The function of metallothioneins is still an enigma, despite decades of work on these small proteins. Suggested roles have included participation in zinc and copper metabolism, cadmium detoxification and free radical scavenging. Some recent reports have given a new twist to these ideas, and have indicated an involvement of metallothionein in neural processes as well.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Biochemistry and cell biology
Research Field:Cell metabolism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:West, AK (Professor Adrian West)
UTAS Author:Stennard, FA (Dr Fiona Stennard)
ID Code:6208
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Biochemistry
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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