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Journal of Biophysics
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 380967, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/380967
Research Article

Tropomyosin Period 3 Is Essential for Enhancement of Isometric Tension in Thin Filament-Reconstituted Bovine Myocardium

1Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
2Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

Received 23 March 2009; Revised 29 May 2009; Accepted 5 July 2009

Academic Editor: P. Bryant Chase

Copyright © 2009 Masataka Kawai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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