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troponin T

One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the troponin complex. It is a cardiac-specific protein that binds to tropomyosin. It is released from damaged or injured heart muscle cells (myocytes, cardiac). Defects in the gene encoding troponin T result in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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  • troponin T1
  • troponin T2
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