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Metallothionein MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Metallothionein
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.556.670
Unique ID
D008668
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008668
Annotation
/biosyn /‌physiol permitted
Scope Note
A low-molecular-weight (approx. 10 kD) protein occurring in the cytoplasm of kidney cortex and liver. It is rich in cysteinyl residues and contains no aromatic amino acids. Metallothionein shows high affinity for bivalent heavy metals.
Entry Term(s)
Isometallothionein
Metallothionein A
Metallothionein B
Metallothionein I
Metallothionein II
Metallothionein IIA
Registry Number
9038-94-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Metallothioneins
NLM Classification #
QU 55.8
Previous Indexing
Metalloproteins (1973-1974)
Public MeSH Note
84; was see under METALLOPROTEINS 1975-83
History Note
84(75); was see under METALLOPROTEINS 1975-83
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Metallothionein Preferred
Metallothionein A Narrower
Metallothionein B Narrower
Metallothionein II Narrower
Metallothionein IIA Narrower
Isometallothionein Narrower
Metallothionein I Narrower
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