calcium binding proteins
There are two main groups of calcium-binding proteins, those that are similar to calmodulin, and are called EF-hand proteins, and those that bind calcium and phospholipid (eg. lipocortin) and that have been grouped under the generic name of annexins. Many other proteins will bind calcium, although the binding site usually has considerable homology with the calcium binding domains of calmodulin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Calcium-binding protein — Calcium binding proteins are proteins that participate in calcium cell signalling pathways by binding to Ca2+. The most ubiquitous Ca2+ sensing protein, found in all eukaryotic organisms including yeasts, is calmodulin. Intracellular storage and… …   Wikipedia

  • S100 calcium binding protein A8 — S100 calcium binding protein A8, also known as S100A8, is a human gene. [cite web | title = Entrez Gene: S100A8 S100 calcium binding protein A8| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=6279|… …   Wikipedia

  • Intracellular calcium-sensing proteins — are proteins that act in the second messenger system. Examples include: calmodulin calnexin calreticulin gelsolin External links MeSH Intracellular+Calcium Sensing+Proteins …   Wikipedia

  • Vitamin D-dependent calcium-binding protein — Vitamin D dependent calcium binding proteins were discovered in the cytosolic fractions of chicken intestine, and later in mammalian intestine and kidney, by workers including Robert Wasserman of Cornell University. They bound calcium in the… …   Wikipedia

  • intestinal calcium-binding protein — (= ICaBP) Calcium binding proteins containing the EF hand motif, induced by vitamin D3.1. Hoechst 33258 dye …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Dps (DNA-binding proteins from starved cells) — Structure of the DPS protein.[1] Identifiers Symbol DPS …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium metabolism — or calcium homeostasis is the mechanism by which the body maintains adequate calcium levels. Derangements of this mechanism lead to hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia, which both can have important consequences for health.Calcium location and… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium in biology — Calcium (Ca2+) plays a vital role in the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of organisms and of the cell, particularly in signal transduction pathways. The skeleton acts as a major mineral storage site for the element and releases Ca2+ ions… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium imaging — is a scientific technique usually carried out in research which is designed to show the calcium (Ca2+) status of a tissue or medium. Calcium imaging techniques take advantage of so called calcium indicators, molecules that can respond to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Calcium signaling — Calcium can act in signal transduction after influx resulting from activation of ion channels or as a second messenger caused by indirect signal transduction pathways such as G protein coupled receptors. Calcium is a common signaling mechanism,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”