Reaction: ATP + H2O = ADP + phosphate
Other name: actomyosin
Systematic name: ATP phosphohydrolase (actin-translocating)
Comments: Proteins of the contractile apparatus of muscle and nonmuscle cells; myosin molecule consists of two heavy chains (about 200 kDa) and two pairs of light chains (15-27 kDa). The head region of the heavy chain contains actin- and ATP-binding sites. ATP hydrolysis provides energy for actomyosin contraction.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
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3. Murphy, C.T. and Spudich, J.A. The sequence of the myosin 50-20K loop affects myosin's affinity for actin throughout the actin-myosin ATPase cycle and its maximum ATPase activity. Biochemistry 38 (1999) 3785-3792. [PMID: 10090768]