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VLN1 villin-1

VLN1
Encodes a ubiquitously expressed villin-like protein, whose mRNA may be alternatively processed. Villin belongs to a superfamily of actin binding proteins called the villin/gelsolin family. Animal villins are involved in actin binding. VLN1 protein co-localizes with actin filaments in several assays. VLN1 binds and bundles F-actin in a calcium-independent manner. It does not nucleate, cap or sever actin filaments and it stabilizes actin filaments, protecting them from ADF-mediated depolymerization. (from NCBI)
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Papers on VLN1
Arabidopsis VILLIN1 and VILLIN3 have overlapping and distinct activities in actin bundle formation and turnover.
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Staiger et al., West Lafayette, United States. In Plant Cell, 2010
VLN1 does not protect individual actin filaments from severing by VLN3.
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