gel·sol·in (jĕl'sŏlʹĭn) n.
A calcium-dependent actin-binding protein that modulates actin filament length and gelation and thus influences the structure of the cytoskeleton and plays a key role in cellular motility and differentiation.
  [gelation + sol-(as in dissolve, from its turning actin from a semi-solid into a fluid) + -in.]

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