actin

n=6

Keep The Loons Away....

a: Actin ~
b: a celebrity

What: "My Professor explained it as Actin is like a celebrity and Tropomyosin is the rope that blocks the crazy fan Myosin... And that's where I need to look over my notes again! But more basically the motor neuron stimulates and the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum releases calcium."

Useful?
Writer: Beth Bluestocking
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 29 2013 5:47 PM


Molecular Jewals

a: Actin ~
b: a pair of pearl necklaces

What: "Actin is like a pair of pearl necklaces twisted around eachother. The Tropomyosin is like a cable lying alongside the necklaces (covering binding sites for myosin)."

Useful?
Writer: ford_dangerfield
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 9:41 AM


Choo Choo

a: Actin ~
b: the railroad track

What: "Basically, actin is like the railroad track, and myosin travels along actin," says Minehardt, who has been studying the phenomenon since 1999, when he was a UCSF post-doc.

Useful?
Writer: Todd Minehardt
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 9:44 AM


On And Off Of And On.....

a: Actin ~
b: a switch

What: "Actin is like a switch going on and off pretty quickly." The link is a stream on conciousness about all sorts of thing biological.

Useful?
Writer: Dr. rer. nat. Peter
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 30 2013 9:48 AM



a: actin filaments ~
b: surface streets

What:

"Microtubules (MT) are like freeways and actin filaments are like local surface streets."


Useful?
Writer: Steve Gross et al.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 19 2015 2:12 PM



a: actin filaments ~
b: molecular ladders

What:

"Actin filaments are like little branching molecular ladders that are contained in the dendrites."


Useful?
Writer: Eddie Cope
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 19 2015 2:14 PM



Green Venn Diagram

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