CAMK2A(redirected from calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha)
CAMK2AA gene on chromosome 5q32 that encodes the alpha subunit of CAMK2, a calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase which belongs to a calcium-triggered signalling cascade. It is involved in sarcoplamic reticulum Ca2+ transport in skeletal muscle; in neurons, CAMK2 participates in promoting dendritic spine and synapse formation and in maintaining synaptic plasticity, which enables long-term potentiation (LTP) and hippocampus-dependent learning.
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