Chaperone-like activity and hydrophobicity of alpha-crystallin.

  title={Chaperone-like activity and hydrophobicity of alpha-crystallin.},
  author={G Bhanuprakash Reddy and Pasupulati Anil Kumar and Murugapiran S Kumar},
  journal={IUBMB life},
  volume={58 11},
alpha-Crystallin, a prominent member of small heat shock protein (sHsp) family and a major structural protein of the eye lens is a large polydisperse oligomer of two isoforms, alphaA- and alphaB-crystallins. Numerous studies have demonstrated that alpha-crystallin functions like a molecular chaperone in preventing the aggregation of various proteins under a wide range of stress conditions. The molecular chaperone function of alpha-crystallin is thus considered to be vital in the maintenance of… CONTINUE READING
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