Type-VI intermediate filament (IF) which plays an important cytoskeletal role within the muscle cell cytoskeleton. It forms heteropolymeric IFs with desmin and/or vimentin, and via its interaction with cytoskeletal proteins alpha-dystrobrevin, dystrophin, talin-1, utrophin and vinculin, is able to link these heteropolymeric IFs to adherens-type junctions, such as to the costameres, neuromuscular junctions, and myotendinous junctions within striated muscle cells.
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Protein Aliases: Desmuslin; Synemin; synemin alpha; synemin beta; synemin, intermediate filament protein; synm
Gene Aliases: 4930412K21Rik; AI852401; DMN; E130104F11; KIAA0353; SYN; Synemin; SYNM