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Crystallins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Crystallins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.306.366
Unique ID
D003459
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003459
Annotation
not for crystalline lens ( = LENS, CRYSTALLINE)
Scope Note
A heterogeneous family of water-soluble structural proteins found in cells of the vertebrate lens. The presence of these proteins accounts for the transparency of the lens. The family is composed of four major groups, alpha, beta, gamma, and delta, and several minor groups, which are classed on the basis of size, charge, immunological properties, and vertebrate source. Alpha, beta, and delta crystallins occur in avian and reptilian lenses, while alpha, beta, and gamma crystallins occur in all other lenses.
Entry Term(s)
Crystallin
Eye Lens Protein
Lens Proteins
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WW 101
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68(64)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Crystallins Preferred
Eye Lens Protein Broader
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