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Keyword - Thick filament (KW-0787)

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Protein found in, or associated with, the thick filaments which are formed by bipolar myosin-II filaments (12-14 nm in diameter, 1.6 mm long) found striated muscle. Myosin filaments elsewhere are often referred to as 'thick filaments', although their length may be considerably less. The myosin heads project from the thick filament in a regular fashion.


Cellular component

Gene Ontology


myosin filament [ GO:0032982 ]


Muscle proteinThick filamentMolecular functionCellular component
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