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Inhibition of KLF5-Myo9b-RhoA Pathway-Mediated Podosome Formation in Macrophages Ameliorates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
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Cortactin, encoded by CTTN gene (formerly EMS1), was originally identified as a substrate of the Src kinase. It is a cytoskeletal protein that interacts with F-actin and Arp2/3 complex and plays an important role in regulation of actin assembly and cytoskeleton dynamics. Overexpression of cortactin increases cell migration, and is thought to contribute to the invasive phennotype of breast cancer and several other tumors. Three isoforms of cortactin exist due to the alternative splicing. Although cortactin has a predicted molecular weight around 65 kDa, it has 3 isoforms with MW of 57-70 kDa and migrates as multiple bands between 75 and 85 kDa in SDS-PAGE.