PerspectiveSignal Transduction

Calcium Entry Signals--Trickles and Torrents

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Science  14 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5784, pp. 183-184
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130811

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Summary

Two ion channels on the surface of cells control calcium influx, which is critical for cell signaling. One channel allows transient calcium entry and the other slower, more sustained flow.