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Poul Nissen

Structural diversity of calmodulin binding to its target sites

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Calmodulin (CaM) is a ubiquitous, highly conserved, eukaryotic protein that binds to and regulates a number of diverse target proteins involved in different functions such as metabolism, muscle contraction, apoptosis, memory, inflammation and the immune response. In this minireview, we analyze the large number of CaM-complex structures deposited in the Protein Data Bank (i.e. crystal and nuclear magnetic resonance structures) to gain insight into the structural diversity of CaM-binding sites and mechanisms, such as those for CaM-activated protein kinases and phosphatases, voltage-gated Ca(2+) -channels and the plasma membrane Ca(2+) -ATPase.
Original languageEnglish
JournalF E B S Journal
Pages (from-to)5551–5565
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

    Research areas

  • calcium, calmodulin, calmodulin-binding site, EF-hands, ion channels

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