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Species Specificity of Bovine, Pig, Sheep and Horse Myosins


THE species specificity of myosins has been examined qualitatively by several workers. It was shown by Klatzo, Horvath and Emmart1 that fluorescently labelled anti-human myosin stained cat, rabbit, mouse and rat muscle. Varga, Kover, Kovacs and Yokay2 also demonstrated the cross-reaction between rabbit and cat myosin as well as between clam and earthworm myosin. The aim of the present investigation was to investigate both qualitatively and quantitatively the cross-reactions between pig, sheep, horse and bovine myosin using anti-bovine myosin serum.

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  1. Klatzo, I., Horvath, B., and Emmart, E. W., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med., 97, 135 (1958).

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  2. Varga, B., Kover, A., Kovacs, Tc., and Yokay, I., Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 88, 179 (1960).

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  3. Furminger, I. G. S., Biochim. Biophys. Acta (in the press).

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FURMINGER, I. Species Specificity of Bovine, Pig, Sheep and Horse Myosins. Nature 202, 1332–1333 (1964).

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