member of the ERM (Ezrin, Radixin, Moesin) group of proteins (see ERM
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half (approximately) is homologous to the membrane associated region of
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membranous proteins such as CD44, CD43 at the cytoplasmic face of the
plasma-membrane. It is especially abundant in the placenta.
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