By John M. Squire, David A.D. Parry
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9B. C. The Thin Filament and Troponin The components of the full thin filament, including the regulatory proteins tropomyosin and troponin, are shown in Fig. 9. Tropomyosin (Fig. , 1972; Stone and Smillie, 1978) folded into a parallel coiled‐coil a‐helical structure. There is a pseudo‐repeat in the sequence along the tropomyosin chains, yielding reasonably equivalent sequences where it interacts with the seven actin monomers in the 385 A˚ repeat (Parry and Squire, 1973; Stewart and McLachlan, 1975).
5 A˚ (the pitch of each long‐period MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE IN MUSCLE CONTRACTILE ASSEMBLIES 37 Fig. 9. (A) Actin monomer with each of its four structural subdomains shown in different colors: subdomain 1(red); subdomain 2 (green); subdomain 3 (blue); and subdomain 4 (yellow). (B) The helical arrangement of the actin monomers along the actin filament, F‐actin, according to Holmes et al. (1990). (C) Tropomyosin molecules consist of a two‐chain a‐helical coiled‐coil. (D) Crystal structure of Tn‐C (Herzberg and James, 1985, 1988).
Actin Filament Structure and the Z‐Band A. The Actin Monomer As in the case of the myosin head, knowledge of actin filament structure, or thin filament structure as it is termed when tropomyosin and troponin are present, also progressed rapidly when the structure of the globular actin (G‐actin) monomer was determined by protein crystallography in MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE IN MUSCLE CONTRACTILE ASSEMBLIES 35 the work of Kabsch et al. (1990), who studied co‐crystals of actin bound to DNase 1. , 2001), but the structures are essentially the same.
Fibrous Proteins: Muscle and Molecular Motors by John M. Squire, David A.D. Parry