myosin : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin
- The mutant gene prevents the expression of a myosin variant, known as MYH16, in the jaw muscles used in biting and chewing.
- The fibers can be duplicated in the laboratory out of their chemical constituents, actin and myosin.
- Currently, researchers are using the technology to measure the mechanical force exerted by a single molecule of myosin, one of the muscle proteins responsible for motion.
News & Articles
- Biceps Bulge, Calves Curve, 50-Year-Old Assumptions Muscled Aside
The basics of how a muscle generates power remain the same: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract, the muscle - but the power doesn't just come from what's happening straight up and down the length of the muscle, as has been assumed for 50 years.
July 9, 2013 - Newswise