Tag Archives: chaperone

Some questions remain unanswered for alpha-Crystallin

α-Crystallin together with β- and γ-crystallins make about 40% of the dry weight of fibrous cells in eye and 90% of all proteins. α-Crystallin is responsible for the eye lens transparency creating the necessary refractive index (1.4

DNAJB6 – an early-stage scavenger of amyloidogenic peptides

A molecular chaperone has been discovered that binds to amyloidogenic peptides and delays onset of aggregation and neurodegeneration. Chaperone proteins, existing in the cells of all organisms, are helper proteins that serve to keep the proteins in