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Frequency Analysis of Skinned Indirect Flight Muscle From a Myosin Light Chain 2 Deficient Mutant of Drosophila Melanogaster with a Reduced Wing Beat Frequency

  • Mineo Yamakawa
  • Jeffrey Warmke
  • Scott Falkenthal
  • David Maughan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 304)

Abstract

Muscle contraction is regulated by proteins associated with either the thick (myosin-containing) or thin (actin-containing) filaments. The relative importance of each set of regulatory proteins varies between muscle types (Adelstein and Eisenberg, 1980). One type of regulation, typical of smooth and non-muscle cells, involves phosphorylation of the regulatory light chain on myosin, while the other, typical of vertebrate striated muscle, involves Ca2+ binding to the troponin on actin.

Keywords

Myosin Light Chain Flight Muscle Regulatory Light Chain Indirect Flight Muscle Stretch Activation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mineo Yamakawa
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Warmke
    • 2
  • Scott Falkenthal
    • 2
  • David Maughan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular GeneticsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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