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Abstract

Metallothioneins (MT) are low molecular weight proteins which are characterised by a high cysteine content and a selective capacity to bind metal ions. Despite the fact that the organic part of the MT is electroactive (-SH group) there has been little use of electrochemical techniques in the analysis of these molecules. In order to obtain a better understanding of the electrochemical behaviour of the MT, two -SH containing compounds constitutive of the proteic structure have been studied: Cysteine (Cys) and the peptidic fragment Lys-Cys-Thr-Cys-Cys-Ala [56-61] MTI (TF).

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Authors: MENDIETA J, JRC Geel (BE);CHIVOT J, JRC Geel (BE);RODRIGUEZ A R, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Electroanalysis in Biomedical, Environmental and Industrial Sciences, Loughborough (GB), April 20-23, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37516 ORA
Record Number: 199310855 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en