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Volume 2010, Article ID 541829, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/541829
Research Article

The Zn- or Cu-Thionein Character of a Metallothionein Determines Its Metal Load When Synthesized in Physiological (Metal-Unsupplemented) Conditions

1Departament de Química, Facultat de Ciències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain
2Departament de Genètica, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB), 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Received 11 December 2009; Accepted 26 February 2010

Academic Editor: Spyros Perlepes

Copyright © 2010 Mercè Capdevila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Citations to this Article [6 citations]

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  • Oscar Palacios, Silvia Atrian, and Merce Capdevila, “Zn- and Cu-thioneins: a functional classification for metallothioneins?,” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 991–1009, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
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