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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the gelsolin/villin family of actin regulatory proteins. This protein has structural similarity to villin. It binds actin and may play a role in the development of neuronal cells that form ganglia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Ca(2+)-regulated actin-binding protein which plays an important role in actin bundling (PubMed:29058690). May have a unique function in the morphogenesis of neuronal cells which form ganglia. Required for SREC1-mediated regulation of neurite-like outgrowth. Plays a role in regenerative sensory axon outgrowth and remodeling processes after peripheral injury in neonates. Involved in the formation of long fine actin-containing filopodia-like structures in fibroblast. Plays a role in ciliogenesis. In podocytes, controls lamellipodia formation through the regulation of EGF-induced diacylglycerol generation by PLCE1 and ARP2/3 complex assembly (PubMed:29058690).
From NCBI Gene:
- NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, TYPE 21
Nephrotic syndrome 21 (NPHS21): A form of nephrotic syndrome, a renal disease clinically characterized by severe proteinuria, resulting in complications such as hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia and edema. Kidney biopsies show non-specific histologic changes such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and diffuse mesangial proliferation. Some affected individuals have an inherited steroid-resistant form that progresses to end-stage renal failure. NPHS21 is an autosomal recessive, rapidly progressive, steroid-resistant form characterized by onset of kidney dysfunction in the first year of life. Some patients may have variable extra-renal manifestations. [MIM:618594]