Ultrastructure of thrombosthenin, the contractile protein of human blood platelets Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Platelets
  • Blood Proteins

abstract

  • Partially purified thrombosthenin with adenosine triphosphatase activity similar to that of actomyosin was subjected to electron microscopy. More than 50 percent of the material consisted of fibrils 80 to 100 angstroms in width. Occasional fibrils suggested a periodic structure. The morphology of isolated thrombosthenin resembled that of microfibrils in the cytoplasm and pseudopods of intact platelets.

publication date

  • December 1967

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 5212405

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 945

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 157

number

  • 3791