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Pronunciation: mI-o-kahr'din

Definition: A specific protein that is expressed in cardiac and smooth muscles cells. It has a role as a transcription factor and coactivates cardiac muscle promoters by associating with a serum response factor SRF protein; implicated in vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation.

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