myosin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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mahy uh suhn

  • 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

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