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Myosin


/ˈmīəsən/

Noun, pl. myosins

1. Comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other eukaryotic motility processes. They are responsible for actin-based motility. (wikipedia.org)

2. (Biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles. (wiktionary.org)

3. An albuminous body present in dead muscle formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis. (wiktionary.org)

4. The commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

5. A fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin in muscle contraction to form actomyosin. (merriam-webster.com)

6. A fibrous protein that forms (together with actin) the contractile filaments of muscle cells and is also involved in motion in other types of cells. (Google Dictionary)

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