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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Calcium-binding proteins in a vorticellid contractile organelle.
convallaria calcium-binding protein (Vacchiano, 1992).
Myeloid-related protein (MRP) 8 and MRP14, calcium-binding proteins of the S100 family, are secreted by activated monocytes via novel, tubulin-dependent pathway.
Cloning and expression of two human genes encoding calcium-binding proteins that are regulated during myeloid differentiation.
Calcium-binding proteins have a few types of calcium-binding domains with each having a large repertoire of permutations with which to bind calcium.
Calcium-binding proteins that function to buffer the Ca2+ are reduced in aged brain cells.
Apoaequorin, with its ability to bind to and lower calcium levels, can be used as a replacement for our own missing calcium-binding proteins and thereby slow age-related loss of cognitive function, memory, and alertness.
In the brain, calcium levels affect neural cell health and calcium-binding proteins play a protective role.
The burst of calcium release from the ER of muscle cells is buffered by the presence of calcium-binding proteins such as calbindin-D9k and parvalbumin.
S100 is a member of a family of calcium-binding proteins present primarily in nervous tissue, where it is mainly concentrated in glial cells (1, 2).
85 FUJINON high-sensitivity lens to capture the faintest images, such as expression of calcium-binding proteins.
After age 40, there is a diminishing supply of calcium-binding proteins in brain neurons which help protect against prolonged accumulations of intracellular calcium.

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