Caldesmon, Filamin 1, Nebulin, Plastin, ADF, Gelsolin, CapG, Dematin and Cofilin are differentially expressed Actin-binding proteins. Both muscular (CDh) and non-muscular (CD1) forms of Caldesmon bind to Actin as well as to Calmodulin and Myosin. CDh is expressed predominantly on thin filaments in smooth muscle, whereas CD1 is widely expressed in non-muscle tissues and cells. CapG, also designated Actin-regulatory protein and macrophage-capping protein, is a macrophage-specific protein that reversibly blocks the barbed ends of Actin filaments, but does not sever preformed ones. The interactions of CapG with Actin may be important in the regulation of nuclear and cytoplasmic structures. CapG is a calcium-sensitive DNA-binding protein that plays a role in macrophage function. It is expressed in macrophages and macrophage-like cells and can localize both to the nucleus and the cytoplasm.
Synonyms: Actin capping protein GCAP39, Actin regulatory protein CAP G, Actin regulatory protein CAP-G, AFCP, CAPG, CAPG_HUMAN, Capping protein actin filament gelsolin like, Capping protein gelsolin like, gCap39, Gelsolin like capping protein, Macrophage capping protein, Macrophage-capping protein, mbh1, MCP, Myc basic mot homolog 1.