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.
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