Definition of Actomyosin

1. Noun. A protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions.

Generic synonyms: Protein
Terms within: Actin, Myosin



Definition of Actomyosin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A protein complex composed fo actin and myosin, found in muscle cells. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Actomyosin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Actomyosin

1. A protein complex of actin and myosin occurring in muscle. It is the essential contractile substance of muscle. Chemical name: Actomyosins (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actomyosin

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actomyosin (current term)
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Literary usage of Actomyosin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Ca2+ regulation is rapidly lost in actomyosin from vascular smooth muscle (2). ... It is therefore possible that actomyosin from vascular smooth muscle also ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The structural proteins of mitochondria and chloroplasts are similar—both may contain an actomyosin-like contractile protein, and both show contraction ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... pH of 5-3 to 5-5 than at in vivo values, since this range is near the isoelectric point of the principal constituent proteins, the actomyosin group. ..."

4. Fish Fermentation Technology by Cherl-Ho Lee, Keith H. Steinkraus, P.J. Alan Reilly (1993)
"... and though a neutral protease has been isolated, an activity against fish myofibrils or actomyosin could not be demonstrated (Makinodan et al. ,1979). ..."

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