Ion homeostasis and apoptosis.

  title={Ion homeostasis and apoptosis.},
  author={Shan Ping Yu and Lorella Maria Teresa Canzoniero and Dennis W. Choi},
  journal={Current opinion in cell biology},
  volume={13 4},
Alterations in the transmembrane gradients of several physiological ions may influence programmed cell death. In particular, recent data suggest that increases in intracellular calcium may either promote or inhibit apoptosis, depending on the level, timing and location, whereas loss of intracellular potassium promotes apoptosis. 

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