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Definition of the noun actomyosin

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noun - plural: actomyosins

  1. a protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: protein = any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues
    • substances:
      • actin = one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split
      • myosin = the commonest protein in muscle

Alternative definition of the noun actomyosin


  1. [biochemistry] A protein complex composed fo actin and myosin, found in muscle cells.


actomyosin is a gene ontology group, gene group.

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Google previewFrom Colloids to Nanotechnology (2004)

by Miklos Zrinyi, Zoltán Hórvölgyi

Actomyosin motor mechanism: affinity gradient surface force model Abstract Actomyosin is a natural nanomachine which generates a force up to 5p'N per skeletal myosin motor domain and moves at a speed of 10 um s.". The working stroke ...

Google previewMetabolic Compartmentation and Neurotransmission (2013)

Relation to Brain Structure and Function by Soll Berl

Muscle actomyosin is an enzyme that hydrolyzes ATP to ADP and inorganic phosphate. This activity is stimulated by either Mg” or Ca”.

Google previewMolecular Developmental Biology (2008)

Actomyosin is the major contractile protein of ...

Google previewSeafood Processing (2005)

Adding Value Through Quick Freezing, Retortable Packaging and Cook-Chilling by Vazhiyil Venugopal

Actomyosin is the major muscle protein responsible for gel formation, which consists of a complex of long filaments of actin, tropomyosin, and troponin in combination with myosin. A myosin molecule is a long rod with two globular heads at one ...

Google previewPrinciples of Food Chemistry (2013)

by John M. deMan

Actomyosin is a complex of F-actin and myosin and is responsible for muscle contraction and relaxation. Contraction occurs when myosin ATP-ase activity splits ATP to form phosphorylated actin and ADP. For this reaction, the presence of K+ ...

Google previewHandbook of Food Proteins (2011)

by Glyn O. Phillips, P A Williams

Therefore, actomyosin is the main form of salt-soluble fish muscle proteins. Tropomyosin and troponin regulate muscle contraction. The molecular weight of tropomyosin is 68 kDa and it has two subunit chains. Tropomyosin is the most heat ...

Google previewGelatine Handbook (2007)

Theory and Industrial Practice by Reinhard Schrieber, Herbert Gareis

Water Binding in Fresh Meat In fresh meat, a special protein, actomyosin, is principally responsible for binding the water. Actomyosin is a long, ...

Google previewPrinciples of Development (2011)

by Lewis Wolpert, Cheryll Tickle

Actomyosin is an assembly of actin filaments and the motor protein myosin that can undergo contraction. In plants, the adaxial–abaxial axis runs from the center of the plant stem to the circumference. In plant leaves it runs from the upper ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Actomyosin A complex of the two major muscle proteins, actins and myosin. Actomyosin is formed during muscle contraction with simultaneous hydrolysis of ATP to ADP. Within myofibrils during contraction, each myosin head region on a thick ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

The cytoplasmic domains of the transmembrane molecules of the TJs are structurally linked to a thick band of cortical actin cytoskeleton (called perijunctional actomyosin ring (PAMR)) via adapter molecules such as zona occludens1 (ZO1).

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

actomyosin. n. a protein complex formed in muscle between actin and myosin during the process of contraction. See STRIATED MUSCLE. acuity. n. see VISUALACUITY. acupuncture. n. a complementary therapy in which fine sterile needles ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

d Aktivität fder Proteine; Wirkung fder Proteine f activité fdes protéines p atividade f das proteínas 144 actomyosin (Enz.) (Actin/myosin (muscle) contractile complex , acting together with adenosine triphosphate (ATP).) d Actomyosin n f ...

Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2016)

by Arnold E. Bender

actomyosin The two principal proteins of muscle, actin (about 13% of muscle protein) and myosin (about two-fifths of muscle protein), form actomyosin during muscle contraction with the simultaneous hydrolysis of ATP to ADP.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

actomyosin. B-cells for antibody production but strictly controlled in most cells. See ADAR. activation loop A region on protein kinases of the AGC kinase class containing a conserved threonine residue (termed the activation loop site) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Such actomyosin interactions are essential for skeletal muscle contraction. Moreover, the contractile ring formed in the telophase of ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

Tropomyosin: An approximately 40nm-long muscle protein providing sensitivity of actomyosin to calcium ions and triggering muscle contractions. T. is situated in groove of actin helix and serves to bind f troponin to f actin myofilament.

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

Actomyosin toughness, attributable to the contractile proteins themselves; and (2) background toughness, to which collagen is the major contributor.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (1957)

by Michael Abercrombie, Clarence James Hickman, M. L. Johnson

ACTOMYOSIN 9 cap over the nucleus. Function in fertilization not yet known. ACTH (GORTICOTROPIN). Adreno-cortico-tropic hormone, secreted by anterior lobe of pituitary, controlling secretory activity of adrenal cortex. A polypeptide.

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

actomyosin membranes of living CELLS against a concentration gradient. It is particularly important in the uptake of food across the gut lining, in the reabsorption of water and salts from the urine in the kidney before excretion, in secretion of ...

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Actomyosin Meaning

Video shows what actomyosin means. A protein complex composed of actin and myosin, found in muscle fibres.. actomyosin synonyms: actinomyosin.

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