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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1994 Feb;6(1):96-104.

Functional properties of non-muscle tropomyosin isoforms.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Abstract

Tropomyosins are a family of actin filament binding proteins. They have been identified in many organisms, including yeast, nematodes, Drosophila, birds and mammals. In metazoans, different forms of tropomyosin are characteristic of specific cell types. Most non-muscle cells, such as fibroblasts, express five to eight isoforms of tropomyosins. The various isoforms exhibit distinct biochemical properties that appear to be required for specific cellular functions.

PMID:
8167032
DOI:
10.1016/0955-0674(94)90122-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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