Microfilament-bundling protein from mammalian cells very similar to fimbrin with two actin binding domains. Two forms, l-plastin (627 residues, may be identical to acumentin) from leucocytes and t-plastin (630 residues). See p65.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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