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1) actin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...actin, a protein abundantly present in many cells, especially muscle cells, that significantly contributes to the cell's structure and motility. Actin can very quickly...

2) actin-. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Variant of actino-....

3) actin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A protein found in muscle that together with myosin functions in muscle contraction. Latin ctus, motion; see act + -in....

4) gelsolin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A calcium-dependent actin-binding protein that modulates actin filament length and gelation and thus influences the structure of the cytoskeleton and plays a key...

5) tropomyosin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of a group of muscle proteins that bind to molecules of actin and troponin to regulate the interaction of actin and myosin....

6) myosin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...arranged in long filaments called thick filaments that lie parallel to the microfilaments of actin. In muscle contraction, filaments of actin alternately chemically...

7) actomyosin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The system of actin and myosin that, with other substances, constitutes muscle fiber and is responsible for muscular contraction. act(in) + myosin....

8) cytoskeleton. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The internal framework of a cell, composed largely of actin filaments and microtubules....

9) Z line. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of the dark thin protein bands to which actin filaments are attached in a striated muscle fiber and that mark the boundaries of adjoining contractile units....

10) myofilament. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of the ultramicroscopic filaments, made up of actin and myosin, that are the structural units of a myofibril....

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