Aliases for PLS3 Gene
External Ids for PLS3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLS3 Gene
Plastins are a family of actin-binding proteins that are conserved throughout eukaryote evolution and expressed in most tissues of higher eukaryotes. In humans, two ubiquitous plastin isoforms (L and T) have been identified. Plastin 1 (otherwise known as Fimbrin) is a third distinct plastin isoform which is specifically expressed at high levels in the small intestine. The L isoform is expressed only in hemopoietic cell lineages, while the T isoform has been found in all other normal cells of solid tissues that have replicative potential (fibroblasts, endothelial cells, epithelial cells, melanocytes, etc.). The C-terminal 570 amino acids of the T-plastin and L-plastin proteins are 83% identical. It contains a potential calcium-binding site near the N terminus. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PLS3 Gene
PLS3 (Plastin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLS3 include bone mineral density qtl18, osteoporosis and x-linked osteoporosis with fractures. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and actin binding. An important paralog of this gene is PLS1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLS3 Gene
Actin-bundling protein found in intestinal microvilli, hair cell stereocilia, and fibroblast filopodia. May play a role in the regulation of bone development.