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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 16 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology