Gene Symbol: DES
Heimburg T, Schuenemann J, Weber K, Geisler N. Specific recognition of coiled coils by infrared spectroscopy: analysis of the three structural domains of type III intermediate filament proteins. Biochemistry. 1996;35:1375-82 pubmed
..The amide I spectrum of the desmin rod is virtually identical to the spectra of other coiled-coil proteins such as tropomyosin and the myosin rod...
Renegar R, Chalovich J, LEINWEBER B, Zary J, Schroeter M. Localization of the actin-binding protein fesselin in chicken smooth muscle. Histochem Cell Biol. 2009;131:191-6 pubmed publisher
..Since dense bodies function as anchorage points for actin and desmin in smooth muscle cells, fesselin may be involved in establishing cytoskeletal structure in this tissue...
North A, Gimona M, Lando Z, Small J. Actin isoform compartments in chicken gizzard smooth muscle cells. J Cell Sci. 1994;107 ( Pt 3):445-55 pubmed
..in the dense bodies and in longitudinal channels linking consecutive dense bodies that were also occupied by desmin. It was additionally found in the membrane-associated dense plaques, but was excluded from the actomyosin-..
Kurz H, Fehr J, Nitschke R, Burkhardt H. Pericytes in the mature chorioallantoic membrane capillary plexus contain desmin and alpha-smooth muscle actin: relevance for non-sprouting angiogenesis. Histochem Cell Biol. 2008;130:1027-40 pubmed publisher
..Our earlier observation that desmin (DES), but not alpha-smooth muscle actin (alphaSMA) was expressed in pericytes of the mature CAM capillary plexus ..
Schl fli P, Tr ger J, Eckhardt K, Borter E, Spielmann P, Wenger R. Substrate preference and phosphatidylinositol monophosphate inhibition of the catalytic domain of the Per-Arnt-Sim domain kinase PASKIN. FEBS J. 2011;278:1757-68 pubmed publisher