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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells

Etymologies

cal(cium) + modul(ate) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The team, which included researchers from Vanderbilt University, showed in theory that it might be possible to use drugs that maintain the positive effects on heart function of a known enzyme called calmodulin kinase II (CaM kinase) while reducing its negative effects.

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  • Researchers knew that an enzyme called calmodulin kinase II is overactive in several heart diseases and believed it played a role in the leaky channels - a tiny pore that controls release of calciu through the cell's membrane.

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  • While a molecule known as calmodulin is known to provide feedback control for calcium ion channels, the specific mechanism by which it down-regulates an ion channel is not clear.

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  • These get picked up by a receiver, a protein called calmodulin which turns this calcium signal into action by switching various parts of the cell's machinery on or off.

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  • What's more, DAPK has physical similarities to many of the other kinases controlled by calmodulin, meaning many of them are likely to interact with calmodulin in the same, or similar ways.

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  • Another early, promising result on this front comes out of the University of Georgia where Dr. Joe Tsien has found a way to interfere with an enzyme, calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), crucial to memory formation.

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  • Ca2+/calmodulin kinase kinase α is dispensable for brain development but is required for distinct memories in male, though not in female, mice.

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  • Calcium/calmodulin kinase kinases β has a male-specific role in memory formation.

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  • This is likely related to the calcium-binding protein calmodulin, suggesting Ca2+ involvement in mediating growth responses.

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  • In the study, Williams and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas created a group of mice with genes that made a surplus of a protein called calmodulin-dependent protein kinase, or CaMK.

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