Complete homology in metallothionein from two genera of ducks and their hybrids

Lih Yuan Lin, P. C. Huang

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Abstract

Metallothionein purified from two genera of domesticated duck, Anas platyrhnchos and Cairina muschata, and their hybrid were analyzed and shown to consist of one identical amino acid sequence. Since most vertebrates carry two or more isospecies of this inducible, thiol rich, metal sequestering protein, this finding suggests that duck metallothionein is evolutionary primitive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-187
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume168
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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