cal·​mod·​u·​lin | \ (ˌ)kal-ˈmä-jə-lin How to pronounce calmodulin (audio) , -dyu̇-lin \

Definition of calmodulin

: a calcium-binding protein that mediates cellular metabolic processes (such as the contraction of muscle fibers) by regulating the activity of calcium-dependent enzymes

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Recent Examples on the Web Cunningham and her postdoc at the time, Christine Kirvan, found that the antibodies literally bind to human neurons, activating an enzyme called calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein (CaM) kinase II. Pamela Weintraub, Discover Magazine, "Hidden Invaders," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of calmodulin

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calmodulin

calcium + modulate + -in entry 1

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“Calmodulin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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cal·​mod·​u·​lin | \ ˌkal-ˈmäj-ə-lən How to pronounce calmodulin (audio) \

Medical Definition of calmodulin

: a calcium-binding protein that mediates cellular metabolic processes (as muscle-fiber contraction) by regulating the activity of specific calcium-dependent enzymes

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