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From microbial to lens βγ-crystallins : Presence of a universal calcium-binding motif in βγ-crystallin superfamily

@inproceedings{Mishra2009FromMT,
  title={From microbial to lens $\beta$$\gamma$-crystallins : Presence of a universal calcium-binding motif in $\beta$$\gamma$-crystallin superfamily},
  author={Amita Mishra and Shashi Kumar Suman and P. Aravind and Y. Sharma},
  year={2009}
}
Crystallins which form the major protein components of the eye lens are responsible for its transparency. βγ-crystallin superfamily has a well-characterized protein fold which is present in several members in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Apart from two members from eukaryote, Spherulin 3a and Ciona crystallin, a majority of them possess the two or more βγ-crystallin domains. The βγ domain consists of two Greek key motifs arranged as four antiparallel β-strands. Since a very long time, calcium… Expand

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