Mt4 binds copper

Stable Identifier
R-MMU-5683438
Type
Reaction [binding]
Species
Mus musculus
Compartment
General
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Mt4 binds copper

The metallothionein Mt4 binds 10 atoms of copper(I) (Tio et al. 2004). Mt4 has greater affinity for copper than does Mt1 and Mt4 is therefore considered a "copper-thionein" as opposed to a zinc-thionein (Tio et al. 2004).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
15033980 Functional differentiation in the mammalian metallothionein gene family: metal binding features of mouse MT4 and comparison with its paralog MT1

Tío, L, Villarreal, L, Atrian, S, Capdevila, M

J. Biol. Chem. 2004
Participants
Orthologous Events
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