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Aliases for MT1B Gene

Aliases for MT1B Gene

  • Metallothionein 1B 2 3
  • Metallothionein 1Q 2 3
  • Metallothionein-IB 3 4
  • MT-1B 3 4
  • MT-IB 3 4
  • MT1Q 3 4
  • Metallothionein 1B (Functional) 3
  • Metallothionein-1B 3
  • MT1 3
  • MTP 3

External Ids for MT1B Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for MT1B Gene

  • MT1
  • MT1Q

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MT1B Gene

  • GC16P047069
  • GC16M056736
  • GC16P056420
  • GC16P056443
  • GC16P056448
  • GC16P055231
  • GC16P055243
  • GC16P056685
  • GC16P042555

Summaries for MT1B Gene

GeneCards Summary for MT1B Gene

MT1B (Metallothionein 1B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Mineral absorption. GO annotations related to this gene include copper ion binding and cadmium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is MT1E.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MT1B Gene

  • Metallothioneins have a high content of cysteine residues that bind various heavy metals; these proteins are transcriptionally regulated by both heavy metals and glucocorticoids

Gene Wiki entry for MT1B Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MT1B Gene

Genomics for MT1B Gene

Regulatory Elements for MT1B Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MT1B gene promoter:

Genomic Location for MT1B Gene

56,651,899 bp from pter
56,653,204 bp from pter
1,306 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MT1B Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for MT1B Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MT1B Gene

Proteins for MT1B Gene

  • Protein details for MT1B Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q86YX0

    Protein attributes for MT1B Gene

    61 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    6115 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer

neXtProt entry for MT1B Gene

Proteomics data for MT1B Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for MT1B Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MT1B Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MT1B Gene

Domains for MT1B Gene

Gene Families for MT1B Gene

  • MT :Metallothioneins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MT1B Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P07438
  • Class I metallothioneins contain 2 metal-binding domains: four divalent ions are chelated within cluster A of the alpha domain and are coordinated via cysteinyl thiolate bridges to 11 cysteine ligands. Cluster B, the corresponding region within the beta domain, can ligate three divalent ions to 9 cysteines
  • Belongs to the metallothionein superfamily. Type 1 family.
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Function for MT1B Gene

Molecular function for MT1B Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: metallothionein 1B cluster
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Metallothioneins have a high content of cysteine residues that bind various heavy metals; these proteins are transcriptionally regulated by both heavy metals and glucocorticoids

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MT1B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding ISS --
GO:0046872 metal ion binding --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MT1B: view

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for MT1B Gene

Localization for MT1B Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for MT1B Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MT1B gene
Compartment Confidence
nucleus 4
extracellular 3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MT1B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus ISS --
GO:0005737 cytoplasm ISS --
GO:0048471 perinuclear region of cytoplasm ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MT1B: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MT1B Gene

Pathways for MT1B Gene

SuperPathways for MT1B Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Mineral absorption
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Pathways by source for MT1B Gene

1 KEGG pathway for MT1B Gene

Interacting Proteins for MT1B Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MT1B Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0045926 negative regulation of growth ISS --
GO:0071294 cellular response to zinc ion IEP 11168427
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MT1B: view

Compounds for MT1B Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for MT1B Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Cd

(1) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for MT1B Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
cadmium 57 1
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with MT1B: view

Transcripts for MT1B Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MT1B Gene

(21) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(5) Additional mRNA sequences :
(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for MT1B Gene

Metallothionein 1B:
Representative Sequences:

miRNA Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for MT1B

Primer Products

  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MT1B Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MT1B Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MT1B Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for MT1B Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MT1B Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (49.6).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for MT1B Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MT1B Gene Hs.656629

genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with MT1B: view

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MT1B Gene

Orthologs for MT1B Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of human and chimp.

Orthologs for MT1B Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MT1B 35
  • 98.36 (n)
  • 98.36 (a)
MT1B 36
  • 98 (a)
Species with no ortholog for MT1B:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for MT1B Gene

Gene Tree for MT1B (if available)
Gene Tree for MT1B (if available)

Paralogs for MT1B Gene

Paralogs for MT1B Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for MT1B Gene using alignment to 2 proteins: Pseudogenes for MT1B Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with MT1B: view

Variants for MT1B Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MT1B Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs964372 -- 56,652,118(+) TCTTG(C/G)CCAAG intron-variant
rs964374 -- 56,652,559(+) TTTTC(A/G/T)CTTCC intron-variant
rs1875232 -- 56,649,999(+) tatca(G/T)ctagg upstream-variant-2KB
rs1875233 -- 56,652,792(+) CAGAT(A/G)GGTCA intron-variant
rs2013775 -- 56,652,468(+) TCTGA(C/T)GGCTG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MT1B Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv906720 CNV Loss 21882294

Relevant External Links for MT1B Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MT1B Gene

Disorders for MT1B Gene

No disorders were found for MT1B Gene.

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MT1B Gene

Publications for MT1B Gene

  1. Structure and tissue-specific expression of the human metallothionein IB gene. (PMID: 3785191) Heguy A. … Karin M. (Mol. Cell. Biol. 1986) 2 3 4
  2. Human metallothionein genes are clustered on chromosome 16. (PMID: 6089206) Karin M. … Shows T.B. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1984) 2 3
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  4. Dose-dependent transcriptome changes by metal ores on a human acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell line. (PMID: 15747776) Sun N.N. … Witten M.L. (Toxicol Ind Health 2003) 3
  5. Pathways and genes differentially expressed in the motor cortex of patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (PMID: 17244347) Lederer C.W. … Cavallaro S. (BMC Genomics 2007) 3

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