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From the gene name ZYX, +‎ -in.


zyxin (plural zyxins)

  1. (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[1], →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.

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