BacMet ID: BAC0365Code for: Binding protein
Family: Metallothionein superfamily. Type 14 familySequence: FASTA
Cross-database IDs: Link
Organism: Cyanobacteria (e.g. Synechococcus elongatus (strain PCC 7942) (Anacystis nidulans R2)); Escherichia coli (strain K12)Location: Chromosome
Compound: Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg)Description: Metallothionein SmtA; Contain 9 cysteine residues; plays a role in essential metal ion homeostasis (especially zinc homeostasis) and resistance to certain non-essential metal ions. Metallothioneins have a high content of cysteine residues that bind various heavy metals. Cells that lack of metallothionein have reduced uptake of Zn++ and reduced tolerance to high Zn++ concentrations (althogh the Cu++ and Hg++ tolerances are unchanged); often Cd++ resistant when cells grow in high level of Cd++.
Length (amino acid): 56
Reference: Shi et al. 1992, Pubmed- 1607014
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