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Item #: 545-10
Typically 1.0 mg/mg solid (Absorbance at 280nm)
Lyophilized in 20mM tris, 0.2M sodium chloride
Lee Biosolutions is the leading supplier of Human Heart TROPOMYOSIN (TPM) for medical research and diagnostic manufacturing.
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TROPOMYOSIN is an actin-binding protein that regulates actin mechanics. Tropmyosin is important, among other things, for muscle contraction. Tropomyosin, along with the troponin complex, associate with actin in muscle fibers and regulate muscle contraction by regulating the binding of myosin. In resting muscle, tropomyosin overlays the myosin binding sites on actin and is "locked" down in this position by troponin T (tropomyosin binding troponin) and troponin I (inhibitory troponin).
Upon release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium binds to troponin C (calcium binding troponin). This "unlocks" tropomyosin from actin, allowing it to move away from the binding groove. Myosin heads can now access the binding sites on actin. Once one myosin head binds, this fully displaces tropomyosin and allows additional myosin heads to bind, initiating muscle shortening and contraction. Once calcium is pumped out of the cytoplasm and calcium levels return to normal, tropomyosin again binds to actin, preventing myosin from binding