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phakinin


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A cytoskeletal protein (phakosin, beaded filament structural protein 2, 415 aa), found in eye lens, that coassembles with filensin in a 3:1 ratio to form beaded-chain intermediate filaments. Phakinin has very strong sequence homology with cytokeratins but only forms filaments in association with filensin. Mutations are associated with autosomal dominant juvenile-onset cataract.

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