What muscular function/control abnormalities result from calcium deficiency?
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Calcium is a very important molecule that is important in initiating and maintaining muscle contraction. In order to understand how calcium deficiency affects muscle contraction/function, it is best to understand how muscles rely on the availability of calcium to function normally.
When your brain sends signals to your muscles telling them to contract, calcium is released. The sliding filament theory of muscle contraction tells us that in order for a muscle fiber to contract, the smaller myofilaments (that make up each muscle fiber) must be altered. Specifically, calcium binds to a protein called troponin. This binding allows two ...
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