Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
FunctionCalcium-sensitive protein which reversibly blocks the barbed ends of actin filaments but does not sever preformed actin filaments. May play an important role in macrophage function. May play a role in regulating cytoplasmic and/or nuclear structures through potential interactions with actin. May bind DNA.
Tissue specificityMacrophages and macrophage-like cells.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the villin/gelsolin family. Contains 3 gelsolin-like repeats.
Post-translational modificationsThe N-terminus is blocked.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Nucleus. Melanosome. Identified by mass spectrometry in melanosome fractions from stage I to stage IV.