tropomyosin

[ trō′pə-mīə-sĭn, trŏp′ə- ]

n.

Any of a group of muscle proteins that bind to molecules of actin and troponin to regulate the interaction of actin and myosin.

Nearby words

  1. tropistic,
  2. tropo-,
  3. tropocollagen,
  4. tropologic,
  5. tropology,
  6. troponin,
  7. troponin i,
  8. tropopause,
  9. tropophilous,
  10. tropophyte


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