- a calcium-binding protein occurring in many tissues and participating in the regulation of many biochemical and physiological processes.
Origin of calmodulin
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- biochem a protein found in most living cells; it regulates many enzymic processes that are dependent on calcium
Word Origin for calmodulin
from cal (cium) + modul (ate) + -in
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- A ubiquitous, eukaryotic calcium-binding protein that regulates cellular processes by modifying the activity of specific calcium-sensitive enzymes.
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