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calmodulin

Line breaks: cal|modu¦lin
Pronunciation: /kalˈmɒdjʊlɪn
 
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Definition of calmodulin in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein which binds calcium and is involved in regulating a variety of activities in cells.
Example sentences
  • As examples, we have probed yeast proteome chips with calmodulin and six different phospholipids.
  • One of the subunits of this enzyme is the ubiquitous protein, calmodulin.
  • These mechanisms include allosteric regulation, regulation by reversible covalent modification and regulation by control proteins such as calmodulin.

Origin

1970s: from cal(cium) + modul(ate) + -in1.

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