Protein-protein interactions and lens transparency.

  title={Protein-protein interactions and lens transparency.},
  author={Larry J. Takemoto and Christopher M. Sorensen},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  volume={87 6},
Past studies have identified posttranslational modifications of human lens proteins occurring during cataract formation, and have also demonstrated that protein-protein interactions exist between different lens crystallins. Based upon current theories of lens transparency, these posttranslational modifications and their possible effects upon crystallin interactions may be the key to understanding why the lens is able to transmit light, and why transmission is decreased during cataractogenesis… CONTINUE READING