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calpain

[ kal-peyn ]
/ ˈkæl peɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a protein that is activated by calcium ions in some synapses and in erythrocytes can affect proteins important in determining cellular shape and deformability; a calcium-activated neutral protease.

Nearby words

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