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PDLIM1

A gene on chromosome 10q23.1 that encodes a cytoskeletal protein that may serve as an adapter to recruit other proteins (e.g., kinases) to a particular site in the cytoskeleton.

elfin

Having the facial appearance of an elf. The term is used to describe the facial structure of children with Williams syndrome.
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805/772-9225), then walk along the boardwalk and catch a glimpse of a "pygmy oak" at the EI Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area fat the northern end of 16th St.
A while back, yellow numbered tags started appearing on nearly all the mature roadside trees in the area, and the word went round that they were all going to be felled in the interests of Elfin Safety, in case they blew down and squashed us as we were driving by.
The topics covered include Townsend Warner's sense of place, her historical fiction, her correspondence with David Garnett, the compositional genetics of the Kingdom of Elfin, and the politics of the English pastoral.
Hats and scarves are cute, elfin fashion accessories to Angelenos, but people familiar with actual weather grow up loathing these articles of clothing - learning to defy both Mother Nature and their moms on a regular basis by yanking them off at the first chance.
In one particularly dangerous encounter, Frodo--the hobbit carrying the ring--pulls out a special gift he was given by the elfin Queen Galandrial.
Mary is indeed an elfin Madonna, with robin-bright eyes, a pointed nose and tightly braided hair.
The Elfin Mound," which joins pungent pre-Christian lore to a wild disregard for the fairy tale's usual morally instructive aim, is nonsense in the strictest sense.
One of the more unique locales for those hoping to land a salmon or halibut is Elfin Cove, home to eight different lodges that cater to every type of tourist.
Frodo and his mix of human, elfin, dwarfish and forest friends find themselves stumbling into one crisis after another, battling a succession of enemies, all of whom serve as willing acolytes to the dark lord Sauron and his evil wizard ally Sarumen (Christopher Lee).
Like chalk to Mew's cheese were Nashville electronica trio Venus Hum whose elfin singer Annette Strean - a blend of Bjork, Dolores O'Riordan and Betty Boop - is a glossy mag star in the making.
In it, Amelie Poulain, an elfin cafe waitress (Audrey Tautou), concocts elaborate schemes to make people a little happier, or pay for wrongs they've done.
Lanky and elfin cute, Birgisson, who plays his guitar with a horsehair bow--"I picked it up and it just seemed to fit," he says--and croons a mix of Icelandic and gorgeous gibberish in an extraterrestrial falsetto, grew up in the Icelandic countryside.