actin binding protein that binds only the b-isoform
of actin (Shuster et
The cDNA encodes a protein with an expected molecular weight of some 150kDa, but
the protein was originally isolated as a 73kDa protein (hence the name) (Welch
& Herman, 2002).
has six predicted ankyrin-like repeats at the N-terminus.
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