"beta-Crystallins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A class of crystallins that provides refractive power and translucency to the lens (LENS, CRYSTALLINE) in VERTEBRATES. Beta-crystallins are similar in structure to GAMMA-CRYSTALLINS in that they both contain Greek key motifs. Beta-crystallins exist as oligomers formed from acidic (BETA-CRYSTALLIN A CHAIN) and basic (BETA-CRYSTALLIN B CHAIN) subunits.
- beta Crystallins
- Crystallins, beta
- beta Crystallin
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