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Calcium-binding Proteins

  1. Beat Schwaller

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003905



How to Cite

Schwaller, B. 2005. Calcium-binding Proteins. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Calcium ions act as important second messengers for many intracellular processes and the information contained in this calcium signal is modulated by specific calcium-binding proteins. According to well-conserved structural elements, these proteins can be grouped into different families including annexins, C2 domain proteins and EF-hand proteins.


  • EF-hand;
  • annexins;
  • C2 domain;
  • gamma glutamate