gelsolin

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gel·sol·in

 (jĕl′sŏl′ĭn)
n.
A calcium-regulated actin-binding protein that breaks cytoskeletal actin filaments into smaller pieces, thus transforming the actin network (or gel) into a colloidal solution and influencing cell morphology, motility, and apoptosis.

[gel + sol (since it works upon actin to transform cytoplasm from a gel to a sol) + -in.]