Heat Shock Proteins Provide Protection Against Cataracts

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 21:21 in Physics & Chemistry

Scientists have succeeded in explaining the 3-D molecular architecture of "chaperone" proteins that prevent aggregation and clumping of other proteins in the human eye lens, thus protecting against cataracts. Their findings shed new light on the work of these proteins and may be able to help in the development of new treatments.

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