ZinT domain (IPR015304)

Short name: ZinT_dom

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



This domain is found in prokaryotic proteins that were first identified as part of the response of bacteria to a challenge with the toxic heavy metal cadmium. They are able to bind to cadmium and ensure its subsequent elimination [PMID: 12909634]. Previously known YodA, these proteins have been renamed as ZinT, and have been shown to bind zinc with high affinity. They may play a role in zinc homeostasis and growth under zinc limited conditions [PMID: 17931600].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0008270 zinc ion binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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