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Descriptor English: Crystallins
Descriptor Spanish: Cristalinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Cristalinas
Descriptor French: Cristallines
Entry term(s): Crystallin
Eye Lens Protein
Lens Protein, Eye
Lens Proteins
Protein, Eye Lens
Proteins, Lens
Tree number(s): D12.776.306.366
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003459
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: not for crystalline lens ( = LENS, CRYSTALLINE)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(64)
DeCS ID: 3476
Unique ID: D003459
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Crystallins - Preferred
Concept UI M0005393
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Crystallins
Entry term(s) Crystallin
Lens Proteins
Proteins, Lens
Eye Lens Protein - Broader
Concept UI M0005400
Preferred term Eye Lens Protein
Entry term(s) Lens Protein, Eye
Protein, Eye Lens



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