Experientia

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 222–223 | Cite as

N-cadherin detected in the membrane fraction of lens fiber cells

  • H. Maisel
  • P. Atreya
Research Articles

Summary

N-cadherin was identified as a glycoprotein present in the fiber cell membranes of frog, chick, bovine, rabbit and human lenses. The molecular size of N-cadherin varies with the species. Homogenization of the chick lens in the presence of Ca2+ resulted in a decrease in the concentration of N-cadherin. This suggests that the lens contains a Ca2+-activated protease which can act on N-cadherin.

Key words

Lens membranes, N-cadherin glycoproteins 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Maisel
    • 1
  • P. Atreya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy/Cell BiologyWayne State University, School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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