Single-myosin crossbridge interactions with actin filaments regulated by troponin-tropomyosin.

Striated muscle contraction is governed by the thin filament regulatory proteins troponin and tropomyosin. Here, we investigate the molecular mechanisms by which troponin-tropomyosin inhibits myosin's interactions with the thin filament in the absence of calcium by using a laser trap. The displacement events for a single-myosin molecule interacting with a… CONTINUE READING