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Trends Biochem Sci. 1989 Sep;14(9):365-8.

Evolution of eye lens crystallins: the stress connection.

Abstract

Crystallins, the structural proteins of the eye lens, ensure the transparency and integrity of the lens throughout life. Recent sequence comparisons have shown that evolution has recruited crystallins among already existing heat-shock proteins and stress-inducible enzymes.

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