Structures of smooth muscle myosin and heavy meromyosin in the folded, shutdown state.

@article{Burgess2007StructuresOS,
  title={Structures of smooth muscle myosin and heavy meromyosin in the folded, shutdown state.},
  author={Stan A. Burgess and Shuizi Rachel Yu and Matt L. Walker and Rhoda J. Hawkins and Joseph M Chalovich and P. J. Knight},
  journal={Journal of molecular biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={372 5},
  pages={1165-78}
}
Remodelling the contractile apparatus within smooth muscle cells allows effective contractile activity over a wide range of cell lengths. Thick filaments may be redistributed via depolymerisation into inactive myosin monomers that have been detected in vitro, in which the long tail has a folded conformation. Using negative stain electron microscopy of individual folded myosin molecules from turkey gizzard smooth muscle, we show that they are more compact than previously described, with heads… CONTINUE READING

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