calcium metabolism

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calcium metabolism

[′kal·sē·əm mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(biochemistry)
Biochemical and physiological processes involved in maintaining the concentration of calcium in plasma at a constant level and providing a sufficient supply of calcium for bone mineralization.
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The calcium ions that consequently enter the cytosol then bind to calcium-binding proteins such as calmodulin.
New' functions for 'old' proteins: the role of the calcium-binding proteins calbindin D-28k, calretinin and parvalbumin, in cerebellar physiology.
CaMKII and calcineurin are just two examples of the many calcium-binding proteins.
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).
CIPK kinase region contains a binding site, calcium-binding proteins and calcium-sensitive CBL in the C-terminal inhibitory, which combine to activate protein kinase (Guo et al.
1975) determined that the major constituents of the spasmoneme were small, acidic calcium-binding proteins, denoted spasmins.
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.
With the purpose of understanding the mechanism by which calcium acts in this parasite, Calcium-binding proteins were detected in this organism.

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