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Dr. Burton M. Altura

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Phone: (718) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.edu
Local Address: , New York, United States
Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave. Box 18
Brooklyn , New York 11203
United States


Employment History


  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
  • M.D.
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Editorial Board Members | Science Fair Open Library, 9 June 2015 [cached]
Dr. Burton M. Altura, Ph.D.
Professor Pharmacology & Medicine SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NY, USA.
Burton M Altura is a Professor at Suny Downstate Medical Center in USA. He received his PhD from Newyork University School of Medicine in the year 1964. He serves as an Ad Hoc Reviewer and also reviewer for various journals and funding organizations.
"It's startling; we're in pretty bad ..., 31 Mar 2015 [cached]
"It's startling; we're in pretty bad shape," says Burton M. Altura, PhD, a professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. "We have a gigantic deficit."
Altura has helped lead peer-reviewed research that has resulted in more than 1,000 publications in prestigious scientific and medical journals, including five articles in the journal Science. He's also been interviewed by national and international publications, as well as radio and TV stations, and he's helping launch a new group of scientists and physicians called the Magnesium for Health Foundation. Altura and his wife, Dr. Bella T. Altura (a research professor of physiology and pharmacology), have been named honorary co-presidents.
Magnesium dietary supplement in Ionic Liquid form., 3 July 2005 [cached]
"Some 350 different enzymes within the body rely on magnesium," says Burton M. Altura, of the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Altura, further states concerning stroke victims, "those who stroked out had the lowest levels of ionized magnesium when they stroked out.
Burton M. Altura, PhD. ..., 20 Feb 2013 [cached]
Burton M. Altura, PhD. professor of medicine and physiology at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn says that 50 percent of all migraine sufferers have magnesium deficiencies.[12] In one test, where magnesium substantially relieved the pain of migraine sufferers whose levels were low, it even proved effective in 25% of those who did not show a deficiency.
Science News, 15 July 2004 [cached]
Some 350 different enzymes rely on magnesium, notes cardiovascular biologist Burton M. Altura of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.That's more uses than the body makes of any other metal, he observes.
Because some studies had identified an apparent magnesium deficiency in the brains of persons suffering from migraines,both during headaches and between attacks,Altura's group investigated whether rapid infusions of large amounts of the mineral might ameliorate pain.
Subsequent studies of additional migraine patients have confirmed a common pattern, Altura says.
Diet also fails to predict who will tend to have low ionized magnesium concentrations in blood and tissues, Altura has found.In a study 4 years ago, he and his colleagues recruited 18 healthy young men to take different magnesium supplements for 6 days at a time.Although the volunteers had started the trial with normal total-magnesium concentrations,suggesting their diet had contained the RDA of this mineral,a number of the men still had below normal concentrations of the mineral's ionized form.However, once these men were placed on diets containing four to five times the RDA of the mineral, the proportion of ionized magnesium in their blood climbed into the healthy range,despite no change in total magnesium concentrations.
grainWhat all this suggests, Altura says, is that whether someone is deficient in the biologically active form of the mineral may not be detectable through measures of total magnesium.Indeed, his data on cardiac cells indicate that if the concentrations of ionized magnesium falls 25 to 40 percent below normal,irrespective of the total amount of magnesium present,magnesium-dependent enzymes no longer function properly.
Altura, B.T., ... and B.M. Altura.
Burton M. AlturaBox 31State University of New York Health Science Center450 Clarkson AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11203
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