New Aspects of Calmodulin–Calmodulin Binding Domains Recognition

  • Emilie Audran
  • Rania Dagher
  • Sophie Gioria
  • Marie-Claude Kilhoffer
  • Jacques HaiechEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 963)


Understanding the role of calmodulin (CaM) in calcium signal transduction implies to describe the ­calcium-dependent molecular mechanism of interaction of CaM with the various CaM-binding domains (CBD). In order to fulfill this aim, we have developed a new strategy and the afferent techniques to quantify the interaction of CaM with any CBD as a function of calcium concentration. Excel software has been used to deconvolute the experimental data and to obtain the macroscopic constants characterizing the system. We are illustrating our approach on six different CaM/CBD. This strategy may be used to analyze the interaction between any calcium-binding protein and its targets.

Key words

Calcium CaM CaM-binding domain Calcium-dependent interaction Anisotropy EF-hand 



This work has been supported by grant from ANR CAPHE and by CNRS and University of Strasbourg (France). This work has been performed at the technological platform PCBIS (UMS CNRS 3286). S. G is member of this platform.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilie Audran
    • 1
  • Rania Dagher
    • 2
  • Sophie Gioria
    • 3
  • Marie-Claude Kilhoffer
    • 4
  • Jacques Haiech
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculté de Pharmacie, Laboratoire d’Innovation Thérapeutique, URM 7200Université de StrasbourgF-IllkirchFrance
  2. 2.Physiopathologie et Epidémiologie de l’Insuffisance Respiratoire, Faculté de Médicine, Inserm U700Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7ParisFrance
  3. 3.PCBIS, UMS 3286Bd Sébastien BrandIllkirchFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Innovation Thérapeutique, Faculté de Pharmacie, URM 7200Université de StrasbourgIllkirchFrance
  5. 5.Laboratoire d’Innovation Thèrapeutique, Facultè de Pharmacie, URM 7200Université de StrasbourgIllkirchFrance

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