protein kinase C

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of protein kinase C was in 1981

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“Protein kinase C.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protein%20kinase%20C. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

protein kinase C

noun
: 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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