Feillet Coudray and Y Rayssiguier National

Institute for Agricultural Research, Clermont-Ferrand,

France

© 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Magnesium (Mg), the second intracellular cation after sodium, is a essential mineral. It is a critical cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions. It may be required for substrate formation (Mg-ATP) and enzyme activation. It is critical for a great number of cellular functions, including oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, DNA transcription, and protein synthesis. It is involved in ion currents and membrane stabilization. Mg deficiency may be implicated in various metabolic disorders, including cardiovascular diseases, immune dysfunction and free radical damage.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Quick Weight Loss Action

Quick Weight Loss Action

Why Indulge In Self-Pity When You Can Do Something About Your Weight Now. Say Goodbye to Your Weight Problems That Have Only Make Your Life Nothing But Miserable. Have you often felt short-changed because of your weight or physical appearance?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment