Complementary vascular-protective actions of magnesium and taurine: a rationale for magnesium taurate.

  title={Complementary vascular-protective actions of magnesium and taurine: a rationale for magnesium taurate.},
  author={Mark Frederick McCarty},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={46 2},
By a variety of mechanisms, magnesium functions both intracellularly and extracellularly to minimize the cytoplasmic free calcium level, [Ca2+]i. This may be the chief reason why correction of magnesium deficiency, or induction of hypermagnesemia by parenteral infusion, exerts antihypertensive, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-arrhythmic and antithrombotic effects. Although the amino acid taurine can increase systolic calcium transients in cardiac cells (and thus has positive inotropic activity), it… CONTINUE READING
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