troponin

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noun tro·po·nin \ˈtrō-pə-nən, ˈträ-, -ˌnin\

Definition of troponin

  1. :  a protein of muscle that together with tropomyosin forms a regulatory protein complex controlling the interaction of actin and myosin and that when combined with calcium ions permits muscular contraction

Origin and Etymology of troponin

by shortening & alteration from tropomyosin


First Known Use: 1966


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troponin

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noun tro·po·nin \ˈtrōp-ə-nən, ˈträp-, -ˌnin\

Medical Definition of troponin

  1. :  a protein of muscle that together with tropomyosin forms a regulatory protein complex controlling the interaction of actin and myosin and that when combined with calcium ions permits muscular contraction


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