A comparative study of β-crystallin from six mammals

J. Samuel Zigler, J. B. Sidbury

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1. 1. The major β-crystallin fractions have been isolated from the ocular lens of six species of mammals. 2. 2. Each species has two major β-crystallin classes which differ in mol. wt, but which share some identical polypeptides. 3. 3. Definite variations in polypeptide composition are demonstrated among the species studied. 4. 4. The β-crystallins from the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) are the most distinctive among those of the species studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology


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