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Keyword - Calcium channel (KW-0107)

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Broader

Definition

Cell membrane glycoprotein forming a channel in a biological membrane selectively permeable to calcium ions. Calcium is essential for a variety of bodily functions, such as neurotransmission, muscle contraction and proper heart function.

Synonyms

  • Ca channel
  • Calcium ion channel

Category

Molecular function

GOi

calcium channel activity [ GO:0005262 ]
calcium ion transmembrane transport [ GO:0070588 ]

Graphical

Ion transportIon channelMolecular functionLigandCalciumCalcium channelCalcium transportTransportBiological process
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