Literature associating MIP and cataract
Major intrinsic protein of lens fiber; Water channel. Channel activity is down-regulated by CALM when cytoplasmic Ca(2+) levels are increased. May be responsible for regulating the osmolarity of the lens. Interactions between homotetramers from adjoining membranes may stabilize cell junctions in the eye lens core (By similarity). Plays a role in cell-to-cell adhesion and facilitates gap junction coupling; Belongs to the MIP/aquaporin (TC 1.A.8) family.
Synonyms: MIP, P30301, AQP0, P30301p, hP30301 ...