Role of cellular magnesium in health and human disease.

  title={Role of cellular magnesium in health and human disease.},
  author={Maria Jos{\'e} Laires and Cristina P Monteiro and Manuel Diamantino Bicho},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
The aim of this paper is to discuss, on the basis of an extensive literature review, the role of magnesium in health and disease. Magnesium is an essential cation playing a crucial role in many physiological functions. It is critical in energy-requiring metabolic processes, in protein synthesis, membrane integrity, nervous tissue conduction, neuromuscular excitability, muscle contraction, hormone secretion, and in intermediary metabolism. Serum magnesium concentration is maintained within a… CONTINUE READING
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