Synthetic Myosin Filaments

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Science  21 Jan 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3708, pp. 323-324
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3708.323


A stable preparation of myosin filaments was formed in a medium at pH 8.0. The filament length varied from 0.2 to 0.5 micron. Most of the material sedimented at 21S, but there was a minor peak (due to monomer) at 6.8S. The filaments did not taper and had large bulbous irregularities at the ends.