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Co-operation with the ADF/Cofilin.

The actin-binding protein AIP1 is known to enhance the activity of the ADF/Cofilins. Presently, this is the only protein (apart from the kinase/phosphatases) whose action synergizes with the ADF/Cofilin family.


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