Calponin, caldesmon, and chromatophores: The smooth muscle connection

@article{MeyerRochow2002CalponinCA,
  title={Calponin, caldesmon, and chromatophores: The smooth muscle connection},
  author={Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow and Mar Royuela},
  journal={Microscopy Research and Technique},
  year={2002},
  volume={58}
}
Observations on pigment translocations in fish chromatophores and speculations on the chemo‐mechanical transduction processes responsible for the recorded chromatosome motilities are briefly reviewed. The presence of the two smooth muscle proteins caldesmon and calponin is confirmed by immunocytochemistry for melanophores and iridophores of the Antarctic fishes Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii. Troponin, a typical vertebrate skeletal muscle protein is absent from the… 

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