actinin alpha 3 (gene/pseudogene)
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the alpha-actin binding protein gene family. The encoded protein is primarily expressed in skeletal muscle and functions as a structural component of sarcomeric Z line. This protein is involved in crosslinking actin containing thin filaments. An allelic polymorphism in this gene results in both coding and non-coding variants; the reference genome represents the coding allele. The non-functional allele of this gene is associated with elite athlete status. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
F-actin cross-linking protein which is thought to anchor actin to a variety of intracellular structures. This is a bundling protein.