Smooth-muscle calponin in mesangial cells: regulation of expression and a role in suppressing glomerulonephritis.

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The basic or h1 calponin gene, which encodes an actin-binding protein involved in the regulation of smooth-muscle shortening velocity, is known to be a smooth-muscle differentiation-specific gene. It was found that basic calponin was expressed by cultured mesangial cells and localized along the actin filaments. Among the growth factors involved in the… (More)

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