Fibrous Proteins: Muscle and Molecular Motors: Volume 71
There are two major types of protein: Globular proteins which are often enzymes which speed up biochemical reactions and Fibrous proteins which often have more structural roles but can also have dynamic properties.
Fibrous proteins are usually either elongated molecules which pack together to form long filaments, as in the case of the intermediate filaments in our hair and skin and as in collagen fibrils in tendons and bones or they are globular proteins which aggregate linearly to form long filaments, such as actin filaments or microtubules.
Fibrous proteins act as molecular scaffolds in cells, they can be involved in transport of cell organelles or even on a visible scale as in our muscles. They provide the supporting structures of our skeletons, bones, tendons, cartilage, and skin. They define the mechanical properties of our internal hollow organs such as the intestines, heart, and blood vessels.
They are vital for life and represent a fascinating subset of the proteome.
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Table of contents
Chapter 2. Molecular Architecture in Muscle Contractile Assemblies
Chapter 3. Titin and its associated proteins: the third myofilament system of the sarcomere
Chapter 4. Regulation of muscle contraction by tropomyosin and troponin: how structure illuminates function
Chapter 5. The Molecular Mechanism of Muscle Contraction
Chapter 6. X-Ray Diffraction Studies of the Muscle and the Cross-bridge Cycle
Chapter 7. Microtubules and MAPs
Chapter 8. The structure of microtubule motor proteins
Chapter 9. Rotary Molecular Motors
Chapter 10. Cytoskeleton Dynamics Powers Nematode Sperm Motility
Chapter 11. Structure and mechanism of DNA polymerases