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myosin light chains

The smaller subunits of myosins that bind near the head groups of myosin heavy chains. The myosin light chains have a molecular weight of about 20 KDa and there are usually one essential and one regulatory pair of light chains associated with each heavy chain.
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  • myosin regulatory light chains
  • myosin alkali light chains
  • myosin essential light chains
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