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troponin

[ troh-puh-nin, trop-uh- ]
/ ˈtroʊ pə nɪn, ˈtrɒp ə- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a protein of muscle tissue that binds calcium ions and is involved in contraction.
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Origin of troponin

1965–70; tropo(myosin) (see tropo-, myosin) + -n- (of uncertain origin) + -in2
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How to use troponin in a sentence

  • The doctors asked Fanone if he’d ever had heart problems, because his body was flooded with troponin, a chemical indicating cardiac distress.

    What Mike Fanone Can't Forget|Molly Ball|August 5, 2021|Time

Medical definitions for troponin

troponin
[ trōpə-nĭn, trŏpə- ]

n.
A calcium-regulated protein in muscle tissue occurring in three subunits with tropomyosin.
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Scientific definitions for troponin

troponin
[ trōpə-nĭn, trŏpə- ]

One of the proteins that make up the thin filaments of muscle tissue and that regulate muscle contraction and relaxation. Troponin occurs in three forms bound together in a complex. One of the three forms is a receptor of calcium ions that induces structural changes that allow the actin in the thin filaments to interact with myosin, causing contraction.
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