Lens crystallins and oxidation: the special case of gammaS.

Among lens crystallins, gamma-crystallins are particularly sensitive to oxidation, because of their high amount of Cys and Met residues. They have the reputation to induce, upon ageing, lens structural modifications leading to opacities. A combination of small angle X-ray scattering and chromatography was used to study the oxidation of gamma-crystallins. At… (More)