Aliases for GSN Gene
External Ids for GSN Gene
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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GSN Gene
GSN (Gelsolin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GSN include amyloidosis, finnish type and familial amyloidosis, finnish type. Among its related pathways are Regulation of actin cytoskeleton and Regulation of actin cytoskeleton. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and actin binding. An important paralog of this gene is AVIL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GSN Gene
Calcium-regulated, actin-modulating protein that binds to the plus (or barbed) ends of actin monomers or filaments, preventing monomer exchange (end-blocking or capping). It can promote the assembly of monomers into filaments (nucleation) as well as sever filaments already formed. Plays a role in ciliogenesis.