An Ig containing
actin-binding protein that also binds ezrin (Mykkanen
et al, 2001). Palladin is localized in cells to
stress fibers and cell adhesion (Parast & Otey,
2000). Palladin is homologous to myotilin, a
structural protein of the striated muscle Z-disc, but palladin is present in
smooth muscle and non-muscle tissues, where is co-localises to stress
fibres and cell adhesion plaques (Parast &
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