Gelsolin

Gelsolin participates in the extracellular actin scavenger system, binding actin and disaggregating filamentous actin released from dying cells. Actin monomers are then transferred to Gc-globulin. The plasma concentration of gelsolin is reduced in conditions of major actin release, such as acute liver failure, major trauma and rhabdomyolysis, where multi-organ failure is a risk. It has been suggested that gelsolin, like Gc-globulin, can be a prognostic factor in these conditions. Tumor gelsolin was associated with overexpression of erbB-2 and EGFR, as well as with an aggressive tumor phenotype.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P06396


 
 
Publications
Dendritic cell immunotherapy followed by cART interruption during HIV-1 infection induces plasma protein markers of cellular immunity and neutrophil recruitment (2018) van den Ham HJ, Cooper J, Tomasik J, Bahn S, Aerts J, Oseterhaus A, Gruters R, Andeweg A PLoS One
Variation in Serum Biomarkers with Sex and Female Hormonal Status: Implications for Clinical Tests (2016) Ramsey JM, Cooper JD, Penninx BWJH, Bahn S Scientific Reports