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GO_term: GO:0016459   

GO:0016459 Definition A protein complex that functions as a molecular motor; uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move actin filaments or to move vesicles or other cargo on fixed actin filaments; has magnesium-ATPase activity and binds actin.
A protein complex, formed of one or more myosin heavy chains plus associated light chains and other proteins, that functions as a molecular motor; uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move actin filaments or to move vesicles or other cargo on fixed actin filaments; has magnesium-ATPase activity and binds actin. Myosin classes are distinguished based on sequence features of the motor, or head, domain, but also have distinct tail regions that are believed to bind specific cargoes.
Termmyosin
TypeCellular_component
Child Instance GO:0005860
GO:0042642
GO:0016460
GO:0016461
Parent Instance_ofGO:0043234
Component_ofGO:0015629
Attributes_of (4)