GB Cells Tissues

Which one of the following types of tissues will have contractile proteins?

  1. Nervous tissue
  2. Muscle tissue
  3. Bone tissue
  4. Blood tissue


By contractile proteins, we mean actin (thin filament) and myosin (thick filament). Each actin filament is composed of two helical “F” actin (filamentous actin) and each ‘F’ actin is made up of multiple units of ‘G’ actin.

Along with the ‘F’ actin, two filaments of regulatory proteins tropomyosin and troponin at regular intervals are present. During muscle relaxation, troponin covers the binding sites for myosin on actin filaments.

Movement of our limbs, jaws, tongue, etc, require muscular movement. The contractile property of muscles are effectively used for locomotion and other movements by human beings and majority of multicellular organisms. Locomotion requires a perfect coordinated activity of muscular, skeletal and neural systems.

The correct option is B.