Trisha Shetty

ACTG2

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Species  Human
Entrez  72
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000163017
ACTG2
Aliases  ACTG2, ACT, ACTA3, ACTE, ACTL3, ACTSG, VSCM, actin, gamma 2, smooth muscle, enteric
External IDs  MGI: 104589 HomoloGene: 123845 GeneCards: ACTG2

Actin, gamma-enteric smooth muscle is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACTG2 gene.

Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility, and maintenance of the cytoskeleton. In vertebrates, three main groups of actin isoforms, alpha, beta and gamma have been identified. The alpha actins are found in muscle tissues and are a major constituent of the contractile apparatus. The beta and gamma actins co-exist in most cell types as components of the cytoskeleton, and as mediators of internal cell motility. Actin, gamma 2, encoded by this gene, is a smooth muscle actin found in enteric tissues.

Interactions

ACTG2 has been shown to interact with Emerin.

References

ACTG2 Wikipedia


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