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Crystallins (Crystallin) Summary

Description: A heterogeneous family of water-soluble structural proteins found in cells of the vertebrate lens. The presence of these proteins accounts for the transparency of the lens. The family is composed of four major groups, alpha, beta, gamma, and delta, and several minor groups, which are classed on the basis of size, charge, immunological properties, and vertebrate source. Alpha, beta, and delta crystallins occur in avian and reptilian lenses, while alpha, beta, and gamma crystallins occur in all other lenses.

Also Known As: Crystallin; Eye Lens Protein; Lens Protein, Eye; Protein, Eye Lens; Proteins, Lens Show All >>

Networked: 1173 relevant articles (24 outcomes, 132 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Crystallins is Relevant

  1. Cataract (Cataracts) : 10 outcomes 67 studies in 665 results
  2. Astrocytoma (Pilocytic Astrocytoma) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results
  3. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 19 results
  4. Inflammation : 1 outcome 4 studies in 24 results
  5. Multiple Sclerosis : 1 outcome 2 studies in 22 results
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Drugs Related to Crystallins

  1. Crystallins (Crystallin)
  2. alpha-Crystallins (alpha-Crystallin)
  3. Caspase 3 (Caspase-3)
  4. Small Interfering RNA (siRNA)
  5. Heat-Shock Proteins (Heat-Shock Protein)
  6. Desmin
  7. Sodium Selenite (Selenite)
  8. Antibodies
  9. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione)
  10. Hydrogen Peroxide (Hydroperoxide)
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Therapies Related to Crystallins

  1. Lenses
  2. Sutures (Suture)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Lasers (Laser)
  5. Vitrectomy
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