Aliases for CRYGC Gene
External Ids for CRYGC Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CRYGC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CRYGC Gene
This gene encodes a member of the beta/gamma-crystallin family of proteins. Crystallins constitute the major proteins of vertebrate eye lens and maintain the transparency and refractive index of the lens. This gene and several family members are present in a gene cluster on chromosome 2. Mutations in this gene have been shown to cause multiple types of cataract, including Coppock-like cataract and zonular pulverulent cataract, among others. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CRYGC Gene
CRYGC (Crystallin Gamma C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CRYGC include Cataract 2, Multiple Types and Cataract 30, Pulverulent. GO annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of eye lens. An important paralog of this gene is CRYGB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CRYGC Gene
Crystallins are the dominant structural components of the vertebrate eye lens.