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Molecular mechanisms play key role in the development of healthy heart – News-Medical.Net

It might look like a little game at the molecular scale.Filament-like proteins in heart muscle cells have to be exactly the same length so that they can coordin…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 14 2020
It might look like a little game at the molecular scale.
Filament-like proteins in heart muscle cells have to be exactly the same length so that they can coordinate perfectly to make the heart beat.
Another protein decides when the filament is the right size and puts a wee little cap on it. But, if that protein makes a mistake and puts the cap on too early, another protein, leiomodin, comes along and knocks the cap out of the way.
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