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A member of the gelsolin group of actin binding proteins whose expression in vertebrates is almost entirely limited to the gut where it bundles actin filaments in the microvilli.

See Villin Family Click here for a diagram of the domain structure of the Gelsolin/Villin family.


Arpin, M., E. Pringault, et al. (1988). "Sequence of human villin: a large duplicated domain homologous with other actin-severing proteins and a unique small carboxy-terminal domain related to villin specificity." J. Cell Biol. 107, 1759-1766.

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