From the gene name ZYX, + -in.
zyxin (plural zyxins)
- (biochemistry) A certain zinc-binding phosphoprotein, or the gene which produces it
1999, Beth E. Drees & Mary C. Beckerle, “Zyxin”, in Thomas Kreis & Ronald Vale, editors, Guidebook to the Extracellular Matrix, Anchor, and Adhesion Proteins, ↑ISBN, page 96:
- Human zyxin is a 572 amino acid protein; sequence analysis suggests that its biochemical properties are similar to those of avian zyxin.