actomyosin


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actomyosin

[‚ak·tə′mī·ə·sən]
(biochemistry)
A protein complex consisting of myosin and actin; the major constituent of a contracting muscle fibril.
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A cross-bridge model describing the mechanoenergetics of actomyosin interaction.
The relationship between tenderness, proteolysis, muscle contraction and dissciation of actomyosin.
Also magnesium has a vital role in muscle relaxation by activating the intracellular magnesium troponin subunit and inhibiting actomyosin adenosine triphosphatase (13-15).
Studies of the Role of Actomyosin Contractility in Axon Retraction in Response to Injury and Myelin" Gianluca Gallo University of Minnesota Amount: $74,880 (second year)
3] in the regulation of intracellular calcium fluxes and the synthesis of the actomyosin contractile complex, therefore affecting the contraction-relaxation cycle [15, 29, 30].
Kaufman and Geiger's research focus has been on inhibitors of actomyosin contractility or actin microfilament assembly that can effectively relax and alter the shape of the cells and tissue architecture within the trabecular meshwork, working to improve the flow of aqueous humor out of the eye.
In spite of extensive actomyosin studies, the molecular mechanism of muscle contraction had remained controversial until single molecule detection techniques were available.
Cell shapes are primarily controlled by the actomyosin cortex and they will be described using recently developed cortical active shell theories.
Biochemical properties of actomyosin from frozen stored mantles of squid (Illex argentinus) at different sexual maturation stages.
In addition, the Par3/Par6 complex reduces ROCK (Rho-associated kinase)-mediated actomyosin contraction in intercellular junctions, an important cytoskeleton regulator.