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Latest Myosin Stories

2012-02-15 10:59:42

The proteins actin, myosin and titin are big players in the business of muscle contraction.

2012-01-30 12:36:51

A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (www.jgp.org) uses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy to provide a striking 3-D picture of how class V myosins (myoV) "walk" along their actin track.

2012-01-16 10:29:05

Just like people, some proteins have characteristic ways of "walking," which (also like human gaits) are not so easy to describe.

2011-12-21 13:07:40

New research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of labor.

Cells Are Crawling All Over Our Bodies
2011-10-19 03:28:51

Biologists at Florida State devise new way to watch how cells move.

2011-09-15 20:27:25

Researchers have found that a protein linked to cell division and migration and tied to increased cell proliferation in ovarian tumors is also present at high levels in breast cancer specimens and cell lines.

2011-09-02 12:14:30

Every cell in the human body contains a complex system to transport essential cargoes such as proteins and membrane vesicles, from point A to point B.

2011-05-25 21:30:11

With every bodily movement—from the blink of an eye to running a marathon—nerve cells transmit signals to muscle cells.

2011-04-19 15:02:12

New insight into the physiology of cardiac muscle may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that exploit an inherent protective state of the heart.

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2011-04-12 11:20:00

X-rays shed new light on the regulation of muscle contraction.


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