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Pediatric cataract of the congenital type is the most common form of childhood blindness and it is clinically and genetically heterogeneous. Mutations in 22 different genes have been identified to be associated with congenital cataracts, and among them, eight mutants belong to αA-crystallin. To explain how mutations in αA-crystallin lead to the development(More)
BACKGROUND Mutation in αA-crystallin contributes to the development of congenital cataract in humans. Heterooligomerization of αA-crystallin and αB-crystallin is essential for maintaining transparency in the eye lens. The effect of congenital cataract causing mutants of αA-crystallin on subunit exchange and interaction with αB-crystallin is unknown. In the(More)
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