Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells that affects the activity of many calcium-sensitive enzymes, including those involved in muscular contraction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A calcium-binding protein found in all nucleated cells

Etymologies

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

[cal(cium) + modul(ate) + –in.]

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.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • 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.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • 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.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • 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.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • 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.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • 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.

    News-Letter

  • 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.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • 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.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • 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.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • 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.

    Knight Rider: What Michael Knight Forgot

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.