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Smooth Muscle Contraction
modified endoplasmic reticulum in muscle that concentrates and stores Ca2+.
intracellular second messenger that binds Ca2+
enzyme that phosphorylates light protein chains of myosin in smooth muscle.
Myosin light chain kinase (MLCK)
term used to describe many primary active transporters.
ATPase (-ase means enzyme and ATP means stem)
a global protein that polymerizes to form thin filaments.
bind to actin fibers and are best known for their role in muscle contractions.
enzyme that dephosphorylates light protein chains of myosin in smooth muscle.