Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
On-line version ISSN 1561-2953
DIAZ HORTA, Oscar. Ion calcium: its regulation and function in the pancreatic cell. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2003, vol.14, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2953.
The present paper made a review of the present knowledge on regulation of intracellular concentrations of calcium ion, the main mechanisms of inlet/outlet through the plasma membrane, with special attention to Na+/Ca2+, and the function of this important second messenger in insulin secretion and in programmed cell death of pancreatic cells.
Keywords : Calcium; Na+/Ca2+ exchange; apoptosis; insulin.