actin binding proteins

actin binding proteins

A large collection of different proteins that function by binding to actin as part of the cytoskeleton. They include EF1 in pseudopodia; fascin in stress fibres, microvilli, and acrosomal process; scruin in acrosomal process; villin in microvilli; dematin in the red cell cortical network just under the plasma membrane; fimbrin in microvilli and adhesion plaques; spectrin in cortical networks; dystrophin in muscle cell cortical networks; and filamin in pseudopodia, stress fibres and filopodia.
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54),55) These conformational changes are mediated along the actin filament, especially in the presence of the actin binding proteins tropomyosin and troponin.