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my·o·sin

 (mī′ə-sĭn)
n.
Any of a class of proteins that bind with actin filaments and generate many kinds of cell movement, especially the contraction of myofibrils in muscle cells.

[Greek muos, genitive of mūs, muscle; see myo- + -in.]
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myosin

(ˈmaɪəsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) the chief protein of muscle that interacts with actin to form actomyosin during muscle contraction; it is also present in many other cell types
[C19: from myo- + -ose2 + -in]
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my•o•sin

(ˈmaɪ ə sɪn)

n.
the principal contractile protein of muscle.
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myosin

A contractile protein occurring in muscle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myosin - the commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin
actomyosin - a protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions
globulin - a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed
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my·o·sin

n. miosina, la proteína más abundante del tejido muscular.
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It is here that the protein known as myosins (a.k.a.
Myosins are molecular motors that provide mechanical properties and contribute to the tension generated in response to a substrate (adhesion).
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Myosins 6 and 7 were found to be strongly linked to the other proteins of the muscle contraction (troponin I, actin, tropomyosin alpha-1, and alpha-4 chain), all with a level of confidence > 0,960 (Figure 3).
K-EDTA-ATPase activities of myosins from vertebrate muscle and non-muscle cells show the highest myosin ATPase activities.
The protocols detail methods relevant to each of the three molecular motor protein superfamilies (kinesins, dyneins, and myosins), as well as motors that fall outside of these families (dynamins and F1ATPase).
Myosins are a class of 40 motor proteins that power cell movement and muscle contractions.