Calcium-binding to lens βB2- and βA3-crystallins suggests that all β-crystallins are calcium-binding proteins

@inproceedings{Jobby2007CalciumbindingTL,
  title={Calcium-binding to lens βB2- and βA3-crystallins suggests that all β-crystallins are calcium-binding proteins},
  author={Maroor K. Jobby and Yogendra Sharma},
  year={2007}
}
Crystallins are the major proteins of a mammalian eye lens. The topologically similar eye lens proteins, β- and γ-crystallins, are the prototype and founding members of the βγ-crystallin superfamily. βγ-Crystallins have until recently been regarded as structural proteins. However, the calcium-binding properties of a few members and the potential role of βγ-crystallins in fertility are being investigated. Because the calcium-binding elements of other member proteins, such as spherulin 3a, are… CONTINUE READING

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