A protein similar to myosin in having a globular actin-binding domain and a short tail that can bind to membranes but lacking a long α-helical tail; believed to have a role in filopodium extension in the growth cone of neurons.

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  • minimyosin — Form of myosin isolated from Acanthamoeba ; only 180 kD, but capable of binding to actin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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