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Actin-related protein T2
The protein encoded by this intronless gene belongs to the actin family. Studies have shown that this protein may be involved in cytoskeletal organization similar to other cytoplasmic actin-related protein (ARP) subfamily members. Antibody raised against the human protein has been used to detect the protein by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence microscopy, demonstrating its specific synthesis in the testis, late in spermatid differentiation, and its localization in the calyx. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Franke et al., Heidelberg, Germany. In Exp Cell Res, 2002
Describes the discovery of two actin-related proteins as major components in a cytoskeletal, nonmotile structure of bull spermatozoa, suggesting that certain members of this family of proteins may serve functions other than nucleation of actin filaments.