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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The aim of this prospective and observational study was to investigate the clinical significance of calcium-binding protein A8 (S100A8) in serum and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in diagnosing SAE and predicting its prognosis.
Finally, the location hypothesis states that the specific site of calcium entry on a micro or even nano scale determines the direction of plasticity by controlling which calcium-binding proteins are in proximity to the calcium influx.
Calcium-binding proteins in a vorticellid contractile organelle.
Myeloid-related protein (MRP) 8 and MRP14, calcium-binding proteins of the S100 family, are secreted by activated monocytes via novel, tubulin-dependent pathway.
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.
To evaluate the total cell calcium (free, bound to calcium-binding proteins, and stored in amorphous form) in R cells during the molting cycle, we used the atomic absorption method.
Expression pattern of S100 calcium-binding proteins in human tumors, Int J Cancer 1996; 68:325-32.
In the brain, calcium levels affect neural cell health and calcium-binding proteins play a protective role.

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