Calcium is an abundant alkaline earth metal. In the body, it is found as calcium ions (Ca2+), and most of it is deposited in hard tissues such as bones and teeth. But less well known is the role of Ca2+ as a messenger within cells. Here, I provide an overview of this hidden but critical function of Ca2+.
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Sandip Patel; The secret life of calcium in cell signaling. Biochem (Lond) 1 August 2019; 41 (4): 34–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO04104034
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