Series of exon-skipping events in the elastic spring region of titin as the structural basis for myofibrillar elastic diversity.

Abstract

Titins are megadalton-sized filamentous polypeptides of vertebrate striated muscle. The I-band region of titin underlies the myofibrillar passive tension response to stretch. Here, we show how titins with highly diverse I-band structures and elastic properties are expressed from a single gene. The differentially expressed tandem-Ig, PEVK, and N2B spring… (More)

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