News tagged with calcium ion

Making spines from sea water

Some sea creatures cover themselves with hard shells and spines, while vertebrates build skeletons out of the same minerals. How do these animals get the calcium they need to build these strong mineral structures? Professors ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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An amino acid controls plants' breath

Plants breathe and "sweat" through stomata, microscopic pores found on leaves, stems and other plant organs. Through the stomata, plants take up carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and breathe out the products of this process, ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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A calcium pump caught in the act

Researchers at Aarhus University have described one of the cell's key enzymes, the calcium pump, in its decisive moment—a so-called transition state. These findings provide a very detailed picture of how one of the most ...

dateMay 09, 2016 in Biochemistry
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