Definitions for calmodulinkælˈmɒdʒ ə lɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•mod•u•linkælˈmɒdʒ ə lɪn(n.)

  1. a protein, present in most cells, that binds calcium and participates in many physiological functions.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of calmodulin:

1975–80; cal (cium ) +modul (ate ) + -in1

Wiktionary

  1. calmodulin(Noun)

    A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells

Freebase

  1. Calmodulin

    Calmodulin is a calcium-binding messenger protein expressed in all eukaryotic cells. CaM is a multifunctional intermediate messenger protein that transduces calcium signals by binding calcium ions and then modifying its interactions with various target proteins.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Calmodulin

    A heat-stable, low-molecular-weight activator protein found mainly in the brain and heart. The binding of calcium ions to this protein allows this protein to bind to cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases and to adenyl cyclase with subsequent activation. Thereby this protein modulates cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP levels.

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