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MT3

Synonyms
GIF, GIFB, GRIF, ZnMT3
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Summary
This gene is a member of the metallothionein family of genes. Proteins encoded by this gene family are low in molecular weight, are cysteine-rich, lack aromatic residues, and bind divalent heavy metal ions. This gene family member displays tissue-specific expression, and contains a threonine insert near its N-terminus and a glutamate-rich hexapeptide insert near its C-terminus relative to the proteins encoded by other gene family members. It plays an important role in zinc and copper homeostasis, and is induced under hypoxic conditions. The encoded protein is a growth inhibitory factor, and reduced levels of the protein are observed in the brains of individuals with some metal-linked neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Variant Counts

Variant classification counts, according to ACMG guideline on all identified variants among our tested samples, are listed. The variants with over 5% variant frequency in population genome databases ( gnomAD, dbSNP, etc.) are excluded.

Pathogenic
0
Likely pathogenic
0
VUS
1,192
Likely benign
0
Benign
0

Patient Phenotypes

No patients carry pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants on MT3 gene.

Phenotype class
Patients in 3billion (%)

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