Physicochemical studies on bovine eye lens proteins. II. Comparative physical study of the low-molecular-weight alpha-crystallins from calf lens cortical and nuclear fiber cells.


The alpha L of cortical and nuclear fiber cells have been studied using hydrodynamical and physicochemical techniques. From the sedimentation and the diffusion coefficients in identical conditions, it can be concluded that alpha L,N is appreciably larger than alpha L,C but both have a similar structure in solution: a spherical particle with a high hydration… (More)