"Calcineurin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A CALCIUM and CALMODULIN-dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase that is composed of the calcineurin A catalytic subunit and the calcineurin B regulatory subunit. Calcineurin has been shown to dephosphorylate a number of phosphoproteins including HISTONES; MYOSIN LIGHT CHAIN; and the regulatory subunits of CAMP-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. It is involved in the regulation of signal transduction and is the target of an important class of immunophilin-immunosuppressive drug complexes.
- Protein Phosphatase 3
- Phosphatase 3, Protein
- Protein Phosphatase-2B
- Protein Phosphatase 2B
- Calcineurin B
- Protein Phosphatase 3 Regulatory Subunit
- Calcineurin A
- Protein Phosphatase 3 Catalytic Subunit
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