Gene Symbol: Cryz
Description: crystallin zeta
Alias: quinone oxidoreductase, NADPH:quinone reductase, zeta-crystallin
Species: Domestic guinea pig

Top Publications

  1. Rao P, Zigler J. Purification and characterization of zeta-crystallin/quinone reductase from guinea pig liver. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992;1117:315-20 pubmed
    ..lens protein of certain mammalian species, has recently been characterized as a novel and active NADPH:quinone oxidoreductase. Here we report the purification of this protein from guinea pig liver by utilizing sequentially: ammonium ..
  2. Rao P, Krishna C, Zigler J. Identification and characterization of the enzymatic activity of zeta-crystallin from guinea pig lens. A novel NADPH:quinone oxidoreductase. J Biol Chem. 1992;267:96-102 pubmed
    ..The substrate specificity, reaction characteristics, and physicochemical properties of zeta-crystallin demonstrate that it is an active NADPH:quinone oxidoreductase distinct from quinone reductases described previously.
  3. Rodokanaki A, Holmes R, Borras T. Zeta-crystallin, a novel protein from the guinea pig lens is related to alcohol dehydrogenases. Gene. 1989;78:215-24 pubmed
    ..Comparison of the amino acid sequence with the National Biomedical Research Foundation protein data base reveals a significant similarity of zeta-crystallin with the enzyme of the alcohol dehydrogenase family. ..