Myosin Light and Heavy Chains

  • Mauro Panteghini
Part of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine book series (PLM)


The basic building block of the contractile apparatus in skeletal and cardiac muscle cell is the sarcomere. This multisubunit structure is composed of a precise geometric arrangement of thick filaments sur-rounded by a hexagonal array of thin filaments, each containing actin and the tro-ponin-tropomyosin regulatory complex.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Light Chain Heavy Chain Infarct Size Acute Myocardial Infarction 
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