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A complex of actin, myosin, and associated proteins that is responsible for contraction in cells, especially muscle cells.

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(Biochemistry) a complex protein in skeletal muscle that is formed by actin and myosin and which, when stimulated, shortens to cause muscle contraction
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(ˌæk təˈmaɪ ə sɪn)

a complex of the proteins actin and myosin that is a major constituent of muscle tissue and that interacts with ATP to cause muscular contraction.
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Noun1.actomyosin - a protein complex in muscle fibersactomyosin - a protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
actin - one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
myosin - the commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin
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This activity is lost when the authors manipulate the actomyosin cytoskeleton in both whole embryos and clonal populations, indicating that the pathway responds to mechanical cues in a cell-autonomous manner.
Conformational changes in actomyosin from post-spawned hake stored on ice.
Among different proteins, myofibrillar proteins (myosin and actomyosin) mainly contribute to physicochemical, functional and rheological properties which ultimately determine the eating quality.
After dilution of the extract, added an overnight culture of perijunctional actomyosin ring using a micropipette, and then incubated at 37[degrees]C for 18-24 h.
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