Unicellular Ca2+ signaling 'toolkit' at the origin of metazoa.

  title={Unicellular Ca2+ signaling 'toolkit' at the origin of metazoa.},
  author={Xinjiang Cai},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={25 7},
Ca(2+) signaling pathways control many physiological processes in almost all types of animal cells such as fertilization, muscle contraction, hormone release, and learning and memory. Each animal cell type expresses a unique group of molecules from the Ca(2+) signaling 'toolkit' to control spatiotemporal patterns of Ca(2+) signaling. It is generally believed that the complex Ca(2+) signaling 'toolkit' has arisen from the ancestral multicellular organisms to fit unique physiological roles of… CONTINUE READING


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