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alpha-Crystallin B Chain

One of the alpha crystallin subunits. In addition to being expressed in the lens (LENS, CRYSTALLINE), alpha-crystallin B chain has been found in a variety of tissues such as HEART; BRAIN; MUSCLE; and KIDNEY. Accumulation of the protein in the brain is associated with NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES such as CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME and ALEXANDER DISEASE.

Year introduced: 2003

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.306.366.100.300, D12.776.580.157.300

MeSH Unique ID: D038203

Entry Terms:

  • B Chain, alpha-Crystallin
  • alpha Crystallin B Chain
  • Rosenthal Fiber Component
  • alpha-Crystallin, B Subunit
  • B Subunit alpha-Crystallin
  • alpha Crystallin, B Subunit
  • alpha B-Crystallin
  • alpha B Crystallin
  • Crystallins, alpha B Chain

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