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Index Myofibril

A myofibril (also known as a muscle fibril) is a basic rod-like unit of a muscle cell. [1]

25 relations: Actin, Anisotropy, Ångström, Cardiac muscle, Embryogenesis, Iridescence, Isotropy, Motor protein, Muscle contraction, Myocyte, Myofilament, Myogenesis, Myosin, Nebulin, Polarization (waves), Primal cut, Sarcomere, Skeletal muscle, Sliding filament theory, Smooth muscle tissue, Striated muscle tissue, Structural coloration, T-tubule, Titin, Troponin.


Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form microfilaments.

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Anisotropy, is the property of being directionally dependent, which implies different properties in different directions, as opposed to isotropy.

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The ångström or angstrom is a unit of length equal to (one ten-billionth of a metre) or 0.1 nanometre.

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Cardiac muscle

Cardiac muscle (heart muscle) is one of the three major types of muscle, the others being skeletal and smooth muscle.

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Embryogenesis is the process by which the embryo forms and develops.

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Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes.

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Isotropy is uniformity in all orientations; it is derived from the Greek isos (ἴσος, "equal") and tropos (τρόπος, "way").

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Motor protein

Motor proteins are a class of molecular motors that can move along the cytoplasm of animal cells.

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Muscle contraction

Muscle contraction is the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle fibers.

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A myocyte (also known as a muscle cell) is the type of cell found in muscle tissue.

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Myofilaments are the filaments of myofibrils, constructed from proteins, principally myosin or actin.

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Myogenesis is the formation of muscular tissue, particularly during embryonic development.

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Myosins are a superfamily of motor proteins best known for their roles in muscle contraction and in a wide range of other motility processes in eukaryotes.

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Nebulin is an actin-binding protein which is localized to the thin filament of the sarcomeres in skeletal muscle.

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Polarization (waves)

Polarization (also polarisation) is a property applying to transverse waves that specifies the geometrical orientation of the oscillations.

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Primal cut

A primal cut or cut of meat is a piece of meat initially separated from the carcass of an animal during butchering.

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A sarcomere (Greek sarx "flesh", meros "part") is the basic unit of striated muscle tissue.

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Skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.

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Sliding filament theory

The sliding filament theory explains the mechanism of muscle contraction based on muscle proteins that slide past each other to generate movement.

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Smooth muscle tissue

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle.

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Striated muscle tissue

Striated muscle tissue is a muscle tissue that features repeating functional units called sarcomeres, in contrast with smooth muscle tissue which does not.

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Structural coloration

Structural coloration is the production of colour by microscopically structured surfaces fine enough to interfere with visible light, sometimes in combination with pigments.

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Transverse tubules (T-tubules) are extensions of the cell membrane that penetrate into the centre of skeletal and cardiac muscle cells.

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Titin, also known as connectin, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the TTN gene.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myofibril

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