Definition of calmodulin in English:


Line breaks: cal|modu¦lin
Pronunciation: /kalˈmɒdjʊlɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A protein which binds calcium and is involved in regulating a variety of activities in cells.
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    • 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.


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

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