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Magnesium in a signalling role

Magnesium binds to enzymes and nucleic acids and is essential for their activity. It emerges that this ion can also function as a signalling molecule with a crucial role in the immune system. See Article p.471

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Figure 1: MAGT1 in T-cell activation.

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Wu, N., Veillette, A. Magnesium in a signalling role. Nature 475, 462–463 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/475462a

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