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Former Iowa post-doc Michael Lenardo identifies magnesium as second messenger

Michael Lenardo, Chief of the Molecular Development of the Immune System section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a former post-doc with John Donelson has a major paper in Nature discovering a second messenger role for magnesium ion in antigen receptor and growth factor receptor signaling. This discovery comes close on the heels of other major papers in PNAS, Immunity and Nature Immunology.

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