Homeostatic control of plasma calcium concentration.

  title={Homeostatic control of plasma calcium concentration.},
  author={Shelley Hurwitz},
  journal={Critical reviews in biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={31 1},
  • Shelley Hurwitz
  • Published 1996 in
    Critical reviews in biochemistry and molecular…
Due to the importance of Ca2+ in the regulation of vital cellular and tissue functions, the concentration of Ca2+ in body fluids is closely guarded by an efficient feedback control system. This system includes Ca(2+)-transporting subsystems (bone, and kidney), Ca2+ sensing, possibly by a calcium-sensing receptor, and calcium-regulating hormones (parathyroid hormone [PTH], calcitonin [CT], and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3]). In humans and birds, acute Ca2+ perturbations are handled… CONTINUE READING
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