"Myosin-Light-Chain Kinase" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
An enzyme that phosphorylates myosin light chains in the presence of ATP to yield myosin-light chain phosphate and ADP, and requires calcium and CALMODULIN. The 20-kDa light chain is phosphorylated more rapidly than any other acceptor, but light chains from other myosins and myosin itself can act as acceptors. The enzyme plays a central role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction.
- Myosin-Light-Chain Kinase
- Kinase, Myosin-Light-Chain
- Myosin Light Chain Kinase
- Myosin LCK
- LCK, Myosin
- Myosin Regulatory Light-Chain Kinase
- Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Kinase
- Myosin Kinase
- Kinase, Myosin
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