crystallin protein

crystallin protein

[′krist·əl·ən ′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group of stable structural components distributed nonuniformly in the lens of the eye of vertebrates.
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As in people with the disease called protein-aggregation cardiomyopathy, the mice developed enlarged hearts and abnormal clumps of the alpha-B crystallin protein in their heart cells.
This occurs when the structure of the crystallin proteins that make up the lens in our eyes deteriorates, causing the damaged or disorganised proteins to clump and form a milky blue or brown layer.