: a fibrous globulin of muscle that can split ATP and that reacts with actin in muscle contraction to form actomyosin
Examples of myosin in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebActin and myosin, the proteins of muscles, permit those bodies to move around.
The Economist, 30 Nov. 2020 Matsuno agrees that myosins are likely causing cell handedness.
Tim Vernimmen, Quanta Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017 Nearly all multicellular animals, except for simple ones like sponges, depend on muscles to move, and all their muscles use some form of contracting fibers in which filaments of the proteins actin and myosin pull past one another to generate force.
Quanta Magazine, 13 June 2018 Hundreds or thousands of amino acids are linked together to form proteins such as insulin, collagen, dystrophin, myosin, and the thousands of others needed for life.
Sharon Begley, STAT, 1 May 2018 That means making sure the cells have myosin and actin — two proteins that are key to forming the cellular cytoskeleton, and to building muscle filaments.
Noah Shachtman, WIRED, 25 Mar. 2009
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