Concentration of Mg2+ in both prokaryotic and mammalian cells

Range 15 - 25 mM
Organism Various
Reference Moomaw AS, Maguire ME. The unique nature of mg2+ channels. Physiology (Bethesda). 2008 Oct23 :275-85. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00019.2008. p.275 left column top paragraphPubMed ID18927203
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Comments "Mg2+ is the most abundant divalent cation in living cells. It is present at a total cellular concentration of 15–25 mM in both prokaryotic and mammalian cells (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
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