a major structural protein of the eye lens. A member of the beta/gamma-crystallin family. Defects are the cause of congenital zonular cataract with sutural opacities. Two splice-variant isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytoskeletal protein
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: protein binding; structural constituent of eye lens
Biological Process: lens development in camera-type eye; visual perception
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.