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      Crystallin Composition of the Bovine Lens Epithelium Related to Aging

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Bovine lens, Epithelium, Aging, Crystalline, Immunoelectrophoresis

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          The bovine lens epithelial cells contain two α-crystallins, one pre-α-crystallin, three β-crystallins and one γ-crystallin, as detected by immunoelectrophoresis with polyvalent and specific antisera. With aging, one of the two molecular forms of epithelial α-crystallin disappears. The β-crystallins of the epithelium may also change with aging, and the epithelial γ-crystallin differs structurally from the γ-crystallins in the equator and nucleus. Except one pre-α-crystallin, one α-crystallin and one γ-crystallin, all other crystalline which are present in the epithelium are also found in the other lens parts.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-0862-9
          978-3-318-02127-1
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1979
          1979
          03 December 2009
          : 11
          : 5-6
          : 351-354
          Affiliations
          Division of Biochemistry of the Eye, Institute for Experimental Ophthalmology, and Institute for Radiobiology, University of Bonn, Bonn-Venusberg
          Article
          265032 Ophthalmic Res 1979;11:351–354
          10.1159/000265032
          © 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Growth Control, Differentiation, and Ageing of the Eye Lens

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