calcium metabolism

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calcium metabolism

A general term referring to the constellation of ionic checks and balances which maintain Ca2+ homeostasis in the body.

calcium metabolism

The constellation of ionic checks & balances that maintain Ca2+ homeostasis in the blood and tissues. See Calcium.
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A number of agents have been used to substitute or augment for calcium-binding proteins.
Calcium-binding proteins are responsible for the transport of Ca through the enterocyte (Bronner, 1998) and are present in greater concentrations in the duodenum than in the jejunum (Allen, 1982).
1975) determined that the major constituents of the spasmoneme were small, acidic calcium-binding proteins, denoted spasmins.
com/) is intended to supplement the loss of critical calcium-binding proteins depleted in the normal course of healthy aging.
subregions of the amygdala), researchers could measure the relative expression of three calcium-binding proteins called parvalbuinin, calretinin, and calbindin.
The other calcium-binding proteins in this cluster, annexin A2 (Anxa2) and annexin A6 (Anxa6), are not reported to have such a relationship to fibrosis, but as calcium-binding proteins, and it is interesting to observe that they are increased in expression in the same manner as calcyclin.
Vitamin D acts to maintain bone integrity by promoting synthesis of calcium-binding proteins (calbindins) required for the active transport of calcium across the intestinal wall; low vitamin D status is associated with increased risk of osteoporosis.
Weber's laboratory is developing small-molecule inhibitors geared to a family of calcium-binding proteins called S100 proteins, including one that is being tested in a clinical study as a possible treatment for melanoma.
A large family of calcium-binding proteins serve as sensors and buffers of the calcium ion.
At about forty, our brains produce fewer calcium-binding proteins.
Expression pattern of S100 calcium-binding proteins in human tumors, Int J Cancer 1996; 68:325-32.

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