Cell (patho)physiology of magnesium.

  title={Cell (patho)physiology of magnesium.},
  author={Federica I Wolf and Valentina Trapani},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={114 1},
There is an unsettled debate about the role of magnesium as a 'chronic regulator' of biological functions, as opposed to the well-known role for calcium as an 'acute regulator'. New and old findings appear to delineate an increasingly complex and important role for magnesium in many cellular functions. This review summarizes the available evidence for a link between the regulation of intracellular magnesium availability and the control of cell growth, energy metabolism and death, both in… CONTINUE READING