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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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.
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Origin and Etymology of calmodulin
calcium + modulate + 1-in
First Known Use: 1978See Words from the same year
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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