tropomyosin

noun tropo·my·o·sin \ ˌträ-pə-ˈmī-ə-sən , ˌtrō- \

Definition of tropomyosin

:a protein of muscle that forms a complex with troponin regulating the interaction of actin and myosin in muscular contraction

First Known Use of tropomyosin

1946


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tropomyosin

noun tro·po·my·o·sin \ ˌträp-ə-ˈmī-ə-sən , ˌtrōp- \

medical Definition of tropomyosin

:a protein of muscle that forms a complex with troponin regulating the interaction of actin and myosin in muscular contraction

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