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The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers

Title:
Metin and Metactomyosin pdf (454,401 Bytes) ocr (12,828 Bytes)
Metin and Metactomyosin
Description:
This study sought to explain the apparent role of calcium ions in muscle contraction, by searching for a component of muscle tissue that would have an affinity for Ca ions. Reasoning that such material would probably have a structure that included negative groups such as sulfites, and knowing that such molecules were often "metachromatic" (i.e., would stain to a different color than that of the dye applied to them), Szent-Gyorgyi tested various muscle components--myosin, actomyosin, and other fractions--for their ability to turn toluidine blue (a lab stain) purple. He extracted a metachromatic protein and called it "metin."
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Number of Image Pages:
4 (454,401 Bytes)
Date:
1963-12-15 (December 15, 1963)
Creator:
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert
Kaminer, B.
Source:
Periodical: Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert, and B. Kaminer. "Metin and Metactomyosin." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 50, 6 (15 December 1963): 1033-1036. Article. 4 Images.
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Muscle Contraction
Calcium
Exhibit Category:
The Institute for Muscle Research, 1947-1972
Unique Identifier:
WGBBHZ
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: [Selected articles collected by NLM]
Folder: Miscellaneous loose articles
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2009-07-20
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