Metin and Metactomyosin


Title:
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."
Extent:
4 pages
Date Issued:
15 December 1963
Creator:
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi) and Kaminer, B. (B. Kaminer)
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.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Periodical:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reprinted with permission from the National Foundation for Cancer Research. For additional copies or more information, please call 1-800-321-CURE or visit our Web site at and http://www.nfcr.org/
Subject:
Muscle Contraction and Calcium
Profiles in Science ID:
WGBBHZ
NLM ID:
101584924X124
Genre:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
Text