|Official Full Name||myosin|
|Background||Myosins comprise a family of ATP-dependent motor proteins and are best known for their role in muscle contraction and their involvement in a wide range of other eukaryotic motility processes. They are responsible for actin-based motility. The term was originally used to describe a group of similar ATPases found in striated and smooth muscle cells. Following the discovery by Pollard and Korn of enzymes with myosin-like function in Acanthamoeba castellanii, a large number of divergent myosin genes have been discovered throughout eukaryotes. Thus, although myosin was originally thought to be restricted to muscle cells (hence, "myo"), there is no single "myosin" but rather a huge superfamily of genes whose protein products share the basic properties of actin binding, ATP hydrolysis (ATPase enzyme activity), and force transduction. Virtually all eukaryotic cells contain myosin isoforms. Some isoforms have specialized functions in certain cell types (such as muscle), while other isoforms are ubiquitous. The structure and function of myosin is strongly conserved across species, to the extent that rabbit muscle myosin II will bind to actin from an amoeba.|
|Synonyms||myosin (neonatal and adult fast fibers)|
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Myosin involved in several pathways and played different roles in them. We selected most pathways Myosin participated on our site, such as , which may be useful for your reference. Also, other proteins which involved in the same pathway with Myosin were listed below. Creative BioMart supplied nearly all the proteins listed, you can search them on our site.
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Myosin has several biochemical functions, for example, . Some of the functions are cooperated with other proteins, some of the functions could acted by Myosin itself. We selected most functions Myosin had, and list some proteins which have the same functions with Myosin. You can find most of the proteins on our site.
Myosin has direct interactions with proteins and molecules. Those interactions were detected by several methods such as yeast two hybrid, co-IP, pull-down and so on. We selected proteins and molecules interacted with Myosin here. Most of them are supplied by our site. Hope this information will be useful for your research of Myosin.