News tagged with calcium ion

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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Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

When a plant is attacked by herbivores, this triggers a number of physiological responses in the plant. Calcium ions are important messengers for the processing of wound signals in plant cells. They regulate signal transduction ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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