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