Metallothionein promoter-driven expression in embryos

Martin E. Feder m-feder at
Thu Feb 5 10:53:49 EST 1998

Does anyone know if it is possible to induce expression off of the
metallothionein promoter by placing dechorionated embryos in a dilute
solution of copper or some other  metal ion?  Any confirmation,
suggestions, protocols, or pointers to the literature would be

Dr. Martin E. Feder
Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy
The University of Chicago
1027 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
E-Mail: m-feder at
Telephone: 773 702-8096 
Fax: 773 702-0037

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