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beta-Crystallins MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
beta-Crystallins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.306.366.300
Unique ID
D038204
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D038204
Scope Note
A class of crystallins that provides refractive power and translucency to the lens (LENS, CRYSTALLINE) in VERTEBRATES. Beta-crystallins are similar in structure to GAMMA-CRYSTALLINS in that they both contain Greek key motifs. Beta-crystallins exist as oligomers formed from acidic (BETA-CRYSTALLIN A CHAIN) and basic (BETA-CRYSTALLIN B CHAIN) subunits.
Entry Term(s)
Crystallins, beta
beta-Crystallin
Previous Indexing
Crystallins (1966-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; for BETA-CRYSTALLIN see CRYSTALLINS 1982-2002
History Note
2003; for BETA-CRYSTALLIN use CRYSTALLINS 1982-2002
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/02
Revision Date
2005/06/30
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