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Fhos (formin)

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A member of the diaphanous group of formin homology (FH1, FH2 & FH3) containing proteins (Westendorf, 2001) that binds actin (Takeya et al, 2003).  The actin-binding region is in the N-terminus and the protein bundles actin through dimerization of the FH2 domain.

 

References

Takeya R, Sumimoto H. 2003. Fhos, a mammalian formin, directly binds to F-actin via a region N-terminal to the FH1 domain and forms a homotypic complex via the FH2 domain to promote actin fiber formation. J Cell Sci 116(22):4567-4575.

Westendorf JJ. 2001. The formin/diaphanous-related protein, FHOS interacts with Rac1 and activates transcription from the serum response element. J.Biol.Chem. 276:46453-46459.

 

 
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