myofilament


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myofilament

[¦mī·ō′fil·ə·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
The structural unit of muscle proteins in a muscle cell.
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We plan to measure the contractile properties and myofilament dimensions of the circumferential muscles from an ontogenetic series of S.
The thickness of the myofilament plate is the same (12 [[micro]meter]) in Mermis and C.
Two of these, which I call the larval retractor muscle (LRM) and the accessory larval retractor muscle (ACC), begin to acquire myofilaments before rotation of the cephalopodium relative to the protoconch and visceral lobe [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED], a morphogenetic movement that has been called ontogenetic torsion.
The myofilament density increases considerably in both fiber types, but CMP fibers show a much thicker myofilament zone, both in absolute size and in relation to the mitochondrial core [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 2B, 2C, and 3 OMITTED].
Myofilament protein gene mutation screening and outcome of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Myofilament lengths of cat skeletal muscle: theoretical considerations and functional implications.
Lipopolysaccharide depresses cardiac contractility and B-adrenergic contractile response by decreasing myofilament response to calcium in cardiac myocytes.
The mechanism of rhabdomyolysis in palytoxin poisoning is via palytoxin's sodium channel opening effects which prolong depolarization causing muscle spasms with myofilament damage and rhabdomyolysis.
The structure of muscle, including intrinsic structure (sarcomere length, myofilament diameter, fiber types) and its basic chemical composition (moisture, fat, protein, ash and collagen content) are also important, because meat quality depends on them.
Troponin I is a myocardial specific myofilament component, a monomer with molecular mass of 24 KDa.