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Any of several proteins found in the lens of the eye in vertebrates and certain invertebrates.

[Latin crystallum, crystal; see crystal + -in.]
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Restriction fragment length polymorphisms for growth hormone, prolactin, osteonectin, alpha crystallin, gamma crystallin, fibronectin and 21-steroid hydroxylase in cattle.
Specialized cells near the center of the eye, for example, produce large quantities of a protein called crystallin which self-assembles to form a lens that accurately focuses light waves onto the retina to enable three-dimensional color imaging via electrical impulses.
Key words: Lens proteomics, ubiquitous lens crystallin, taxon specific lens crystallin, Uromastyx hardwickii, water insoluble lens protein.
Because the melting point of amyloids is higher than that of normal crystallins, the team focused on finding chemicals that that lowered the melting point of crystallin amyloids to the normal, healthy range.
This occurs when the structure of the crystallin proteins that make up the lens in our eyes deteriorates, causing the damaged or disorganised proteins to clump and form a milky blue or brown layer.
9) One possible antigen involved in the immune response leading to muscle fiber damage is alphaB crystallin.
They discovered that one of the crystallin proteins in the lens of the eye plays a key role in the development of cataracts.
The first proteins to be isolated in reasonably pure form were eye-lens crystallin and gluten (from wheat flour).
1973) Synthesis of DNA complementary to 14S calf lens crystallin messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase.