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Myosin

Synonym(s)

  • ATPase, actin-activated
  • myosin adenosinetriphosphatase
  • myosin ATPase
  • myosin ATP phosphohydrolase (actin translocating)

Definition(s)

Superfamily of proteins that function as translocating proteins the common characteristics are to bind actin and hydrolyze MgATP generally consist of heavy chains which are involved in locomotion, and light chains which are are involved in regulation superfamily of myosins is organized into structural classes based upon the type and arrangement of the subunits they contain.

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A fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin to form actomyosin.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 17, 2014