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The transgelin family is a group of proteins that belong to 22kd actin-related corpnin superfamily. Of all three isoforms, transgelin 1 is the best characterized. Transgelin 1, also known as SM22alpha, is a specific marker for differentiated smooth muscle cells. Transgelin 2, also known as SM22 beta, is expressed by both smooth muscle and non-smooth muscle cells in a temporally and spatially regulated pattern. Trangenlin 3, also known as NP25, is only found in highly differentiated neuronal cells. Due to a varied expression pattern, transgelin-3 may play different roles in the developing and adult brain. The antibody is specifically against NP25. It will not recognize other transgelins.