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Metallothionein

"Metallothionein" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Metallothionein" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Metallothionein" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2002 and 2007
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.