American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protein found in muscle that together with myosin functions in muscle contraction.
- n. biochemistry, uncountable A globular structural protein that polymerizes in a helical fashion to form an actin filament (or microfilament).
- n. biochemistry, countable One of the six isoforms of actin.
- n. one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
- From Ancient Greek ἀκτίς (aktis, "ray"), based on the shape of the filament formed, and the English chemical suffix -in. (Wiktionary)
- Latin āctus, motion; see act + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Use of the term 'actin' like' doesn't mitigate the harm this crime has on survivors of sexual violence.”
“They attached a fibre of the muscle protein actin to the gamma subunit, and the beta units were attached to the substratum.”
“Instead of someone who is a President I won't mention his name actin all kissy face with the enemy.”
“On the contrary, anti-decoherence stipulations of Orch OR include 1) transiently encasing bundles of dendritic microtubules in actin gel ” an isolated, shielded and water-ordered non-liquid environment for quantum processes, 2) quantum states extending among dendritic gel environments via quantum tunneling and/or entanglement through window-like gap junctions of dendritic webs, 3) microtubule quantum error correction topology (Hameroff et al, 2002) and 4) biomolecular quantum states pumped by, rather than disrupted by, heat energy.”
“For example, cells have several intricate systems that control their shape, one of which is based on a protein called actin.”
“The molecular chain known as actin forms in pairs that twist into a double helix as does DNA.”
“Differences in A-states and R-states predominately involve the configuration of a long cleft that divides the myosin MD into upper and lower 50 kDa subdomains, the so-called actin binding cleft.”
“Bright green protein aggregates are transported from the young daughter cell into the larger mother cell using conveyor-like structures called actin cables.”
“In the study, the researchers show that this transportation is mechanical, using conveyor-like structures called actin cables.”
“Researchers demonstrated that this transportation is mechanical, using conveyor-like structures called actin cables.”
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