calmodulins

calmodulins

(kal″mŏdj′i-lĭnz)
Intracellular proteins that combine with calcium ions to activate the contraction of smooth muscle and other processes.

calmodulins

Small intracellular proteins that can bind to one to four calcium ions, producing complexes that can change the configuration of associated proteins such as enzymes. Calmodulins react to changing calcium levels and are involved in such processes as cell proliferation, glucose metabolism and the release of neurotransmitters.
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Protein-serine/threonine kinases, myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthases and calmodulins, as the members of ABA and IP3/Ca2+ signal transduction pathway, played an important role in the low temperature stress.
Auxin responsive and transport protein, abscisic acid receptor, serine/threonine protein kinases and calmodulin were involved in signal transduction under low temperature stress.
In our experiment, 4 myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase genes and 3 calmodulin genes participated in the resistance to low temperature stress, and the expression of calmodulin genes continued to increase during low temperature treatment.
The downstream components; mitogen-activated protein kinases, Hsp90 and calmodulins are involved in the activation of Heat-shock transcription factors (Hsf).
Among different classes of Ca2+ sensors calmodulin (CaM), calcineurin B-like proteins (CBLs) and CBL-interacting protein kinases (CIPKs), are the best characterized (Reddy et al.