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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.]

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]

my•o•sin

(ˈmaɪ ə sɪn)

n.
the principal contractile protein of muscle.

myosin

A contractile protein occurring in muscle.
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
Translations

my·o·sin

n. miosina, la proteína más abundante del tejido muscular.
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Two faint but thick filaments near the South Pole on Apr 11 had transformed into one fish hook shaped substantial filament, aligned north-south, by Apr 13.
We have applied the CCT curves and this map to predict the development of cross-sectional variation structure in thick filaments and rods.
Within each sarcomere, the thick filaments are linked to each other and to the plasmalemma by the M-line material [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].