Aliases for MT1B Gene
External Ids for MT1B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MT1B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MT1B Gene
The protein encoded by this gene binds heavy metals and protects against toxicity from heavy metal ions. This gene is found in a cluster of similar genes on chromosome 16. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for MT1B Gene
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.