metallothionine promoter

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Tue Aug 23 21:42:53 EST 1994

In article <CuMJ3B.5oD at>, maryr at (Bulletin board login) says:
>Which metal is used to induce this promoter?  My readings have suggested
>CdCl but, I thought ZnCl could also be used.  Any help would be greatly
>appreciated.  Regards, Mary

The metallothionein promoter is activated by a variety of heavy metals.  Most commonly 
zinc is used because of low toxicity problems with cell lines.  Cd, however, is a 
more effective for metallothionein induction.

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