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Gene Family: Beta-gamma crystallins

Also known as : "Betagamma crystallin superfamily"

Beta-gamma crystallins: In anatomy, a crystallin is a water-soluble structural protein found in the lens and the cornea of the eye accounting for the transparency of the structure. It has also been identified in other places such as the heart, and in aggressive breast cancer tumors. Since it has been shown that lens injury may promote nerve regeneration, crystallin has been an area of neural research. So far, it has been demonstrated that crystallin beta B2 (CRYBB2) may be a neurite -promoting factor. [Source: Wikipedia]

Family contains the following subsets

Genes contained within the family: 15

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
CRYBA1 crystallin beta A1 CRYB1 17q11.2
CRYBA2 crystallin beta A2 2q35
CRYBA4 crystallin beta A4 22q12.1
CRYBB1 crystallin beta B1 22q12.1
CRYBB2 crystallin beta B2 CCA2, CRYB2A, CRYB2 22q11.23
CRYBB3 crystallin beta B3 CRYB3 22q11.23
CRYGA crystallin gamma A CRYG1 CRYG5, CRY-g-A 2q33.3
CRYGB crystallin gamma B CRYG2 2q33.3
CRYGC crystallin gamma C CRYG3 2q33.3
CRYGD crystallin gamma D CRYG4 2q33.3
CRYGEP crystallin gamma E, pseudogene CRYG5, CCL, CRYGEP1 G2 2q33.3
CRYGFP crystallin gamma F, pseudogene CRYG6, CRYGFP1 p1 2q34
CRYGGP crystallin gamma G, pseudogene CRYGGP1 2p16.3
CRYGN crystallin gamma N 7q36.1
CRYGS crystallin gamma S CRYG8 3q27.3

Genes contained within subsets