Noun Actin Definition and Examples


Noun:

Actin

Pronunciation:

/ˈaktɪn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A protein which forms (together with myosin) the contractile filaments of muscle cells, and is also involved in motion in other types of cell.
  1. 'Rabbit skeletal muscle actin was prepared as described and subjected to gel filtration.'
  2. 'Muscle contraction results from the cyclic interaction of the myosin head with actin.'


noun, Biochemistry.

1. a globulin that is present in muscle plasma and that in connection with myosin plays an important role in muscle contraction.


Examples:

"There can be actin filaments."
"There can be actin products."
"There can be actin probes."
"There can be actin people/places/organizations."
"There can be actin mrnas."
"There can be actin fluorescences."
"There can be actin expressions."
"There can be actin distributions."
"There can be actin contents."
"actins can be over issues."
"actins can be in cells."
"actins can be in arrangements."
"actins can be for lines."
"actins can be as controls."
"actins can be as antigens."

Origin:
1940: from Greek aktis, aktin- ‘ray’ + -in.

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