Definition of Myosin

1. Noun. The commonest protein in muscle; a globulin that combines with actin to form actomyosin.

Substance meronyms: Actomyosin
Generic synonyms: Globulin



Definition of Myosin

1. n. An albuminous body present in dead muscle, being formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis; the clot formed in the coagulation of muscle plasma. See Muscle plasma, under Plasma.

Definition of Myosin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A large family of motor proteins found in eukaryotic tissues, allowing mobility in muscles. ¹

2. Noun. An albuminous body present in dead muscle formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myosin

1. a protein found in muscle tissue [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myosin

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myoses
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myosin (current term)
myosins
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myostatin
myotactic reflex
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Literary usage of Myosin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Recently, we reported that Ca2+-dependent phosphorylation of the 15500-dalton myosin light chains occurs in native actomyosin from bovine aorta (10). ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1888)
"For separation of myosin from the ammonium chloride *Kuhne, ... Also Lehrbuch der physiologische Chemie. t myosin, seine Darstellnng, ..."

3. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1880)
"myosin. The solid body which separates from muscle plasma when this liquid coagulates has received the name of myosin. This body differs from fibrin in ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"The precipitated myosin readily becomes insoluble. Like fibrinogen it coagulates at 50° C. in a solution containing common salt, but differs Irom it, ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry: By John A. Mandel by Olof Hammarsten (1908)
"As above stated, myosin was ordinarily considered as the coagulated modification of a soluble protein existing in the muscle-plasma. ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1900)
"According to the older views the clot consists of globulin and myosin, while v. ... The statements as to the occurrence of myosin in other organs besides ..."

7. Wöhler's Outlines of Organic Chemistry by Friedrich Wöhler, Ira Remsen, Rudolph Fittig (1873)
"myosin. Forms the principal mass of the muscle-clot, coagulated after death during the stiffening of the body. Can be obtained most readily by washing out ..."

8. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"The copper-salt contains 3-48 to 3-87 pc CuO. ; the ferric salt 2-37 pc Fe"03. (Mulder, J.pr. Chcm. 20, 340). 3. Individual Protein Substances. myosin. ..."

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