Troponin I, also known as TNNC1, is part of the troponin complex. This complex contains 3 subunits: troponin I (TnI), troponin T (TnT) and troponin C (TnC). Troponin I is the inhibitory subunit, blocking actin-myosin interactions and thereby mediating striated muscle relaxation. It binds to actin in thin myofilaments to hold the actin-tropomyosin complex in place. Because of it myosin cannot bind actin in relaxed muscle. When calcium binds to the Troponin C it causes conformational changes which lead to dislocation of troponin I and finally tropomyosin leaves the binding site for myosin on actin leading to contraction of muscle.