CRYAB a major structural protein of the eye lens. A member of the small heat shock protein (sHSP also known as the HSP20) family. Alpha-B is expressed in the lens as well as other tissues. Elevated expression of alpha-B crystallin occurs in many neurological diseases; a missense mutation cosegregated in a family with a desmin-related myopathy. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Chaperone; Heat shock protein
Cellular Component: 
Reference #:  P41316 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: alpha crystallin B chain; alpha(B)-crystallin; Alpha-crystallin B chain; CRAB; CRYAB; crystallin alpha B; crystallin, alphaB
Gene Symbols: CRYAB
Molecular weight: 20,107 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 6.76  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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Cross-references to other databases:  STRING  |  Pfam  |  Phospho.ELM  |  NetworKIN  |  UniProtKB  |  Entrez-Gene  |  GenPept  |  Ensembl Gene  |  Ensembl Protein