Summary: There are approximately 40 known eukaryotic LIM proteins, so named for the LIM domains they contain. LIM domains are highly conserved cysteine-rich structures containing 2 zinc fingers. Although zinc fingers usually function by binding to DNA or RNA, the LIM motif probably mediates protein-protein interactions. LIM kinase-1 and LIM kinase-2 belong to a small subfamily with a unique combination of 2 N-terminal LIM motifs and a C-terminal protein kinase domain. LIMK1 is a serine/threonine kinase that regulates actin polymerization via phosphorylation and inactivation of the actin binding factor cofilin. This protein is ubiquitously expressed during development and plays a role in many cellular processes associated with cytoskeletal structure. This protein also stimulates axon growth and may play a role in brain development. LIMK1 hemizygosity is implicated in the impaired visuospatial constructive cognition of Williams syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2011].
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The use of this shRNA has been cited in the following citations:
Silencing microRNA-134 produces neuroprotective and prolonged seizure-suppressive effects, Eva M Jimenez-Mateos, Tobias Engel, Paula Merino-Serrais, Ross C McKiernan, Katsuhiro Tanaka, Genshin Mouri, Takanori Sano, Colm O'Tuathaigh, John L Waddington, Suzanne Prenter, Norman Delanty, Michael A Farrell, Donncha F O'Brien, Ronán M Conroy, Raymond L Stallings, Javier DeFelipe & David C Henshall,
Nature Medicine 18, 1087-1094 doi:10.1038/nm.2834
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