Metallothionein domain, yeast (IPR022710)

Short name: Metalthion_dom_yeast

Domain relationships


Metallothioneins are characterised by an abundance of cysteine residues and a lack of generic secondary structure motifs. This protein functions in primary metal storage, transport and detoxification [PMID: 8566237]. For the first 40 residues in the protein the polypeptide wraps around the metal by forming two large parallel loops separated by a deep cleft containing the metal cluster [PMID: 8566237].

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.