The shortening of the N-terminus of myosin essential light chain A1 influences the interaction of heavy meromyosin with actin.

The effects resulting from the removal of the N-terminus of heavy meromyosin (HMM) A1 light chain by papain digestion are investigated. The fluorometry of TRITC-phalloidin labelled actin in ghost fibers is used as a tool for sensing conformational changes of rigor complex of phosphorylated and dephosphorylated HMM with actin filament. The experiments were… CONTINUE READING