Official Full Name
actin, alpha, cardiac muscle 1
Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in various types of cell motility. Polymerization of globular actin (G-actin) leads to a structural filament (F-actin) in the form of a two-stranded helix. Each actin can bind to four others. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the actin family which is comprised of three main groups of actin isoforms, alpha, beta, and gamma. The alpha actins are found in muscle tissues and are a major constituent of the contractile apparatus.
ACTC1; actin, alpha, cardiac muscle 1; ACTC; ASD5; CMD1R; CMH11; LVNC4; OTTHUMP00000160081; alpha-cardiac actin; ACTC, actin, alpha, cardiac muscle; actin, alpha cardiac muscle 1