Calmodulin definition

kăl-mŏjə-lĭn
A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells that affects the activity of many calcium-sensitive enzymes, including those involved in muscular contraction.
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A protein in nearly all cells that binds to calcium and regulates many important cell functions, as nerve impulse transmissions and muscle action.
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A calcium-binding protein that mediates many metabolic processes, such as contraction of smooth muscle, by binding to enzymes and other proteins.
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(biochemistry) A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calmodulin
Plural:
calmodulins

Origin of calmodulin

  • cal(cium) modul(ate) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition