Catchin, a novel protein in molluscan catch muscles, is produced by alternative splicing from the myosin heavy chain gene.

@article{Yamada2000CatchinAN,
  title={Catchin, a novel protein in molluscan catch muscles, is produced by alternative splicing from the myosin heavy chain gene.},
  author={Akira Yamada and Maki Yoshio and Kazuhiro Oiwa and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Nyitray},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={295 2},
  pages={169-78}
}
Molluscan catch muscles contain polypeptides of 110-120 kDa in size which have the same partial amino acid sequences as those of the myosin heavy chain (MHC). Here we provide evidence that these polypeptides are major components only of the catch-type muscles (their estimated molar ratio to MHC is approximately 1:1) and they are alternative products of the MHC gene. Northern blot analysis of total RNA from Mytilus galloprovincialis catch muscles was carried out with fragments from the 3'-end of… CONTINUE READING