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Many types of myosin have been found and characterized to date, and already nearly 20 classes have been identified. However, these myosin motors can be classified more simply into two groups according to their head-structure, i.e. double- or single-headed myosins. Why do some myosin motors possess a double-headed structure? One obvious possible reason would(More)
Chara myosin is plant myosin responsible for cytoplasmic streaming and moves actin filaments at 60 µm/s, which is the fastest of all myosins examined. The neck of the myosin molecule has usually mechanical and regulatory roles. The neck of Chara myosin is supposed to bind six light chains, but, at present, we have no knowledge about them. We found(More)
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