Sequence of this protein is as follows: MAKTKGNKVN VGVKYAEKQE RKFEPGKLRE GRNIIGLQMG TNKFASQQGM T
Calponin, a thin filament associated protein is implicated in the regulation and modulation of smooth muscle contraction. It is capable of binding to actin, calmodulin, troponin C and tropomyosin. Calponin is expressed in smooth muscle and tissues containing significant amounts of smooth muscle. Two isoforms of calponin exist whose molecular weights are 34kDa and 29kDa. Expression of the 29kDa form is primarily restricted to muscle of the urogenital tract. The expression of calponin has also been demonstrated in myoepithelial cells from benign and malignant breast lesions. It stains smooth muscle, myoepithelial cells, myofibroblasts, keratinocytes and nerve fibers. It identifies myoepithelial cells in breast lesions, and helps differentiate breast collagenous spherulosis (positive) from adenoid cystic carcinoma. Adenoid cystic carcinoma in salivary gland tumors is calponin positive.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: Basic calponin; calponin 1, basic, smooth muscle; calponin 1, smooth muscle; Calponin H1, smooth muscle; Calponin-1; calponins, basic; epididymis secretory protein Li 14
Gene Aliases: CN; CNN1; CnnI; HEL-S-14; Sm-Calp; SMCC