Protein-protein interactions among human lens acidic and basic beta-crystallins.

Human lens beta-crystallin contains four acidic (betaA1-->betaA4) and three basic (betaB1-->betaB3) subunits. They oligomerize in the lens, but it is uncertain which subunits are involved in the oligomerization. We used a two-hybrid system to detect protein-protein interactions systematically. Proteins were also expressed for some physicochemical studies… (More)