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Effect of Extract of Hirudo Medicinalis L. Against Adherences of Calcium Oxalate Crystals to Acid-Injured Bladder Mucosa

  • G.-D. Liu
  • J.-Y. He
  • G.-T. Chang
  • X.-A. Yu

Abstract

The urothelium of the bladder secretes one or more glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which prevent the adherence of crystals, bacteria, and carcinogens to the urothelium (1–4). In the present study, we examined the antiadhesion properties of Hirudo Medicinalis L., a traditional Chinese medication.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan CaOx Crystal Urate Crystal Normal Urothelium 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G.-D. Liu
    • 1
  • J.-Y. He
    • 1
  • G.-T. Chang
    • 1
  • X.-A. Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology and Pharmacy, 2nd Affiliated HospitalLanzhou Medical CollegeLanzhou, GanzuR.P. China

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