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Ambry Representatives at :
National Society of Genetic Counselors 2014
NSGC 33rd Annual Education Conference
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
09/17/14 - 09/20/14
This gene is composed of 21 exons and codes for a protein in the spectrin gene superfamily, which represents a diverse group of cytoskeletal proteins. Alpha actinin is an actin-binding protein that has numerous rolls depending on its location. Its functions range from anchoring intra-cellular structures in the cytoskeleton in muscle and non-muscle, direct interaction with ion channels in cardiomyocytes and serves as a bridge between calcium channels. Mutations in this gene are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).