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Gene Review

VLN1  -  villin-1

Arabidopsis thaliana

Synonyms: ATVLN1, F6K5.2, F6K5_2, villin 1, villin-like 1
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High impact information on VLN1

  • VILLIN1 (VLN1) has the least well-conserved type 1 and type 2 calcium binding sites among the Arabidopsis VILLIN isoforms [1].
  • These results suggest that AtVLNs have less-specialized functions than mammalian villin, which is found only in the microvilli of brush border cells [2].
  • In root hair cells of Hydrocharis dubia, this type of plant villin was co-localized with actin-filament bundles in the transvacuolar strands and the sub-cortical regions [3].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of VLN1


  1. Arabidopsis VILLIN1 generates actin filament cables that are resistant to depolymerization. Huang, S., Robinson, R.C., Gao, L.Y., Matsumoto, T., Brunet, A., Blanchoin, L., Staiger, C.J. Plant Cell (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. Villin-like actin-binding proteins are expressed ubiquitously in Arabidopsis. Klahre, U., Friederich, E., Kost, B., Louvard, D., Chua, N.H. Plant Physiol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Plant 115-kDa actin-filament bundling protein, P-115-ABP, is a homologue of plant villin and is widely distributed in cells. Yokota, E., Vidali, L., Tominaga, M., Tahara, H., Orii, H., Morizane, Y., Hepler, P.K., Shimmen, T. Plant Cell Physiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
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