Counteracting Congenital Cataract
Keywords:CRYAA, Alpha A Crystallin, Congenital cataract
Congenital or hereditary cataract is a condition where the lens of the eye is not completely transparent resulting in cloudy or blocked vision. Many genes have been found to influence the formation of a cataract. The gene that has been focused on in this paper is the CRYAA gene which codes for the crystallin A protein, a major constituent protein of the lens. Mutations and misfoldings of this protein have been seen to be a major cause of congenital cataract. So, we did an analysis of the gene and the protein using computational tools. As a solution to the condition, we computationally devised a vector that carries the correct CRYAA gene. This vector could be used during the pre-natal stage of pregnancy for children who are believed to inherit this condition.
Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 5(2): 216-221