The protein encoded by this gene binds to the "plus" ends of actin monomers and filaments to prevent monomer exchange. The encoded calcium-regulated protein functions in both assembly and disassembly of actin filaments. Defects in this gene are a cause of familial amyloidosis Finnish type (FAF). Multiple transcript variants encoding several different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: Actin-depolymerizing factor; ADF; ADFBrevin; AGEL; Brevin; DKFZp313L0718; Gelsolin; RP11-477J21.1
Gene Aliases: ADF; AGEL; GSN
UniProt ID: (Human) P06396
Molecular Function: non-motor actin binding protein