Metallothionein in the liver of the small lizard Podarcis muralis

Rosa Flos, Jordi Bas, Juan Hidalgo

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    Abstract

    1. 1. A cysteine-rich protein presenting optical and biochemical features typical of metallothionein and a similar amino acid composition was found in the liver of the small lizard Podarcis muralis. 2. 2. Animals were given either CdCl2 (0.8 mg Cd2+/kg+ body wt) or saline (NaCl 0.9%) by i.p. injection for 3 days. A second group of animals were injected with a single dose of [35S]cysteine plus CdCl2 or saline. 3. 3. Lizard MT contained Zn and Cu when injected with saline and also Cd when injected with CdCl2. 4. 4. Metallothionein induction by cadmium was demonstrated by radioactive labelling. © 1986.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-98
    JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative
    Volume83
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986

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