Lengsin

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Lengsin
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Lengsin homo12mer, Mus musculus
Identifiers
OrganismMus musculus (mouse)
SymbolLgsn
UniProtQ8CIX8

Lengsin is a survivor of an ancient family of class I glutamine synthetases in eukaryotes that has undergone evolutionary re-engineering for a tissue-specific, noncatalytic role in the lens of the vertebrate eye.[1] Lengsin is the result of the recruitment of an ancient enzyme may act as a component of the cytoskeleton or as a chaperone for the reorganization of intermediate filament proteins during terminal differentiation in the lens. It does not seem to have enzymatic activity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wyatt K, Gao C, Tsai JY, Fariss RN, Ray S, Wistow G (March 2008). "A role for lengsin, a recruited enzyme, in terminal differentiation in the vertebrate lens". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283 (10): 6607–15. doi:10.1074/jbc.M709144200. PMC 2911820. PMID 18178558.