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Zinc, Metallothionein and Carcinogenesis (1995)


Zinc, Metallothionein and Carcinogenesis

Key words:

zinc, metallothionein protein

Research Institution:

University of Pittsburgh




John S Lazo

Project Description:

Dr. Lazo studied the biochemical pathway of the inhibitory effect of zinc, an essential micronutrient, in carcinogenesis. Since the metallothionein protein acts as a carrier for metal ions, the presence and inducibility of this protein in various cells and the response to toxicants after exposure to zinc should determined.

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