Contractile Proteins in Relation to Transmitter Release

  • S. Berl
  • W. J. Nicklas


Actomyosin, the protein system responsible for muscle contraction, has been most studied, and is best understood, in terms of its composition, structural relationship, and function, in striated muscle. It has become increasingly evident, however, that this protein complex is not limited to muscle; studies indicate its presence in a variety of other cells some of rather primitive origin. For a recent review of actomyosin-like protein in nonmuscle cells see Pollard and Weihing (1974).


ATPase Activity Muscle Actin Relative Viscosity Contractile Protein Synaptosomal Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Berl
    • 1
  • W. J. Nicklas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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