calmodulin

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noun cal·mod·u·lin \(ˌ)kal-ˈmä-jə-lin, -dyu̇-lin\

Definition of calmodulin

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

Origin and Etymology of calmodulin

calcium + modulate + 1-in


First Known Use: 1978


Medical Dictionary

calmodulin

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noun cal·mod·u·lin \ˌkal-ˈmäj-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of calmodulin

  1. :  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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