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alpha-Crystallin B Chain MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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alpha-Crystallin B Chain
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One of the alpha crystallin subunits. In addition to being expressed in the lens (LENS, CRYSTALLINE), alpha-crystallin B chain has been found in a variety of tissues such as HEART; BRAIN; MUSCLE; and KIDNEY. Accumulation of the protein in the brain is associated with NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES such as CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME and ALEXANDER DISEASE.
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Crystallins, alpha B Chain
Rosenthal Fiber Component
alpha B-Crystallin
alpha-Crystallin, B Subunit
Previous Indexing
Crystallins (1985-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; for ALPHA B-CRYSTALLIN see CRYSTALLINS 1998-2002
History Note
2003; for ALPHA B-CRYSTALLIN use CRYSTALLINS 1998-2002
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alpha-Crystallin B Chain Preferred
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