protein kinase C


Definition of protein kinase C

: a protein kinase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of specific serine or threonine amino acid residues

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Protein kinase C.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of protein kinase C

: any of a group of isoenzymes of protein kinase that modify the conformation and activity of various intracellular proteins by catalyzing the phosphorylation of specific serine or threonine amino acid residues in the polypeptide chains of the proteins abbreviation PKC

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