Ultrafiltration Studies Demonstrate Effects of Urinary Macromolecules on Crystallization of Endogenous Calcium Oxalate in Urine
An earlier study (1) suggested that urinary macromolecules capable of inducing nucleation and inhibiting growth of calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals occur with a higher incidence in urine samples from stone formers than in those from healthy control subjects. The macromolecules mediating such effects differ between stone formers and normal controls, as is evident from the present study.
KeywordsCalcium Oxalate Crystal Nucleation Calcium Oxalate Crystal CaOx Crystal Artificial Urine
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- 1.DKY Shum, MD Gohel, and MK Li, The influence of urinary acidic macromolecules on the crystallization of calcium oxalate in whole urine, in: “Inhibitors of Crystallization in Renal Lithiasis and Related Clinical Applications”, A Martelli, P Buli, and B Marchesini, eds., Acta Medica, Rome (1988).Google Scholar