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Structure of the backbone in myosin filaments of muscle

Naturevolume 277pages3740 (1979) | Download Citation

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New X-ray data suggest how myosin rods, themselves α-helical coiled coils, form the thick filament backbone of crustacean muscles by additional supercoiling. Natural transformations of this structure may describe the myosin backbone in many other animals also.

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  1. Biophysics Institute, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

    • John S. Wray
  2. Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02154

    • John S. Wray

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