Calcium Signaling in the Thyroid: Friend and Foe

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Asghar, M.Y.; Lassila, T.; Törnquist, K. Calcium Signaling in the Thyroid: Friend and Foe. Cancers 2021, 13, 1994.

Title: Calcium Signaling in the Thyroid: Friend and Foe
Author: Asghar, Muhammad Yasir; Lassila, Taru; Törnquist, Kid
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Date: 2021-04-21
Abstract: Calcium signaling participates in a vast number of cellular processes, ranging from the regulation of muscle contraction, cell proliferation, and mitochondrial function, to the regulation of the membrane potential in cells. The actions of calcium signaling are, thus, of great physiological significance for the normal functioning of our cells. However, many of the processes that are regulated by calcium, including cell movement and proliferation, are important in the progression of cancer. In the normal thyroid, calcium signaling plays an important role, and evidence is also being gathered showing that calcium signaling participates in the progression of thyroid cancer. This review will summarize what we know in regard to calcium signaling in the normal thyroid as, well as in thyroid cancer.

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