Definition: A protein associated with actin microfilaments; found in intercalated discs of cardiac muscle and focal adhesion plaques; may have a role in how a tumor virus causes pleiotropic effects of transformation.
[L. vinculum, bond, fr. vincio, to bind + -in]
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