Metallothionein: Molecular evolution and classification
The nomenclature system for metallothionein was first adopted in 1978  and extended in 1985 by introducing a subdivision of MTs into three classes . According to this convention class I includes all proteinaceous MTs with locations of Cys closely related to those in the mammalian forms. Class II comprises proteinaceous MTs which lack this property. Class III subsumes metallopolyisopeptides containing gammaglutamyl-cysteinyl units resembling in their features proteinaceous MTs.
KeywordsMolecular Evolution Sequence Pattern Nomenclature System Stone Loach Convention Class
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