John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research


Burning magnesium, a sparkle in acute inflammation: gleams from experimental models Volume 30, numéro 1, January-February-March 2017


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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche L. Sacco, Università di Milano, Milano, I-20157, Italy
* Correspondence: Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Cliniche Luigi Sacco, Università di Milano, Via GB Grassi, 74 Milano 20157, Italy

Magnesium contributes to the regulation of inflammatory responses. Here, we focus on the role of magnesium in acute inflammation. Although present knowledge is incomplete to delineate an accurate scenario and a schedule of the events occurring under magnesium deficiency, it emerges that low magnesium status favors the induction of acute inflammation by sensitizing sentinel cells to the noxious agent, and then by participating to the orchestration of the vascular and cellular events that characterize the process.