Magnesium and connective tissue.

  title={Magnesium and connective tissue.},
  author={Karim Senni and Alexandrine Foucault-Bertaud and Gaston Godeau},
  journal={Magnesium research},
  volume={16 1},
Magnesium (Mg2+) is the fourth most abundant cation and the second most abundant intracellular cation in vertebrates. Magnesium plays a critical role in cellular functions such as: cell adhesion via integrins on various macromolecular substrates, cell migration, DNA transcription and protein synthesis.