MT3 binds cadmium

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Reaction [binding]
Homo sapiens
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The metallothionein binds 7 atoms of cadmium(II) in 2 clusters, 4 atoms at the C-terminal alpha domain and 3 atoms at the N-terminal beta domain (Palumaa et al. 2002, Palumaa et al. 2005, Wu et al. 2014). MT3 binds cadmium with a lower affinity than MT2A does (Palumaa et al. 2005). MT3 can bind more than 7 cadmium atoms, however the MT3:7Cd2+ complex is most prevalent (Palumaa et al. 2002, Palumaa et al. 2005). Exposure of MT3:7Cd2+ to nitric oxide causes release of cadmium (Wang et al. 2008).
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
15698955 Metal binding of metallothionein-3 versus metallothionein-2: lower affinity and higher plasticity

Sillard, R, Jörnvall, H, Kruusel, K, Palumaa, P, Kangur, L, Tammiste, I

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2005
24973778 High level expression, efficient purification, and bioactivity of recombinant human metallothionein 3 (rhMT3) from methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris

Li, S, Cui, T, Wu, D, Li, H, Wu, F, Tang, D, Yang, L, Li, B, Wu, Q

Protein Expr. Purif. 2014
18157556 The effect of nitric oxide on metal release from metallothionein-3: gradual unfolding of the protein

Wang, H, Li, H, Huang, ZX, Cai, B, Sun, H

J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2008
11994011 Brain-specific metallothionein-3 has higher metal-binding capacity than ubiquitous metallothioneins and binds metals noncooperatively

Sillard, R, Njunkova, O, Jörnvall, H, Palumaa, P, Pokras, L, Eriste, E

Biochemistry 2002
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