Sequence of this protein is as follows: MSRVPAFLSA AEVEEHLRSS SLLIPPLETA LANFSSGPEG GVMQPVRTVV PVTKHRGYLG VMPAYSAAED ALTTKLVTFY EDRGITSVVP SHQATVLLFE PSNGTLLAVM DGNVITAKRT AAVSAIATKF LKPPSSEVLC ILGAGVQAYS HYEIFTEQFS FKEVRIWNRT KENAEKFADT VQGEVRVCSS VQEAVAGADV IITVTLATEP ILFGEWVKPG AHINAVGASR PDWRELDDEL MKEAVLYVDS QEAALKESGD VLLSGAEIFA ELGEVIKGVK PAHCEKTTVF KSLGMAVEDT VAAKLIYDSW SSGK
Crystallins are separated into two classes: taxon-specific and ubiquitous. The former class is also called phylogenetically-restricted crystallins. The latter class constitutes the major proteins of vertebrate eye lens and maintains the transparency and refractive index of the lens. This gene encodes a taxon-specific crystallin protein that binds NADPH and has sequence similarity to bacterial ornithine cyclodeaminases. The encoded protein does not perform a structural role in lens tissue, and instead it binds thyroid hormone for possible regulatory or developmental roles. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: CDK108; crystallin, mu; Ketimine reductase mu-crystallin; mu-crystallin homolog; NADP-regulated thyroid-hormone binding protein; NADP-regulated thyroid-hormone-binding protein; thiomorpholine-carboxylate dehydrogenase
Gene Aliases: CRYM; DFNA40; THBP
Molecular Function: lyase