Calcium and Viruses
Calcium: A metallic element with atomic number of 20. Calcium is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It usually exists as oxidation form with an oxidation state of +2. Ca2+ plays essential roles to regulate a variety of biological events.
Apoptosis: A type of cell death featured by chromatin condensation, chromosomal DNA fragmentation, blebbing, and cell shrinkage. Unlike necrosis, apoptosis is a programmed cellular event to eliminate the cells without releasing the harmful materials.
Calcium homeostasis: A mechanism by which the cell or body regulates calcium concentration at the correct level.
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