Ca2+ activates actin-filament sliding on scallop myosin but inhibits that on Physarum myosin.


The actin-activated ATPase activity of Physarum myosin has been shown to be inhibited by microM levels of Ca2+, the mode of which is in contrast to the activating effect of Ca2+ on scallop myosin (Kohama, K. (1987) Adv. Biophys. 23, 149-182 for a review). To determine if Ca2+ regulates ATP-dependent sliding between actin and the myosins, fluorescent actin… (More)