protein kinase C


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protein kinase C

[¦prō‚tēn ¦kī‚nās ′sē]
(cell and molecular biology)
A Ca2+-dependent enzyme mediating the phosphorylation of certain cellular proteins, thereby regulating important physiological functions, such as cell growth, ion channel activity, secretion, and synaptic transmission. Abbreviated PKC.
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