Meat and Meat Products

  • M. K. Knight

Abstract

Actin is the major constituent of the thin myofilament, part of the contractile mechanism of muscles. The molecular weight is estimated to be about 43000. It binds one molecule each of nucleotide (ATP or ADP) and divalent cation (calcium or magnesium). An unusual amino acid, N-methylhistidine, is found, as also in myosin, and may be used for the analytical determination of these muscle proteins.

Keywords

Sugar Sulphide Steam Proline NADH 

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