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Urolithiasis pp 177-180 | Cite as

The Effect of Tamm-Horsfall Mucoprotein on Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in Urine: Two Methods Compared

  • P. K. Grover
  • R. L. Ryall
  • V. R. Marshall

Abstract

Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein (THM) is the most abundant macromolecule in human urine. It has been reported both to inhibit and to promote calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization in ultrafiltered (UF) human urine (1, 2).

Keywords

Human Urine Calcium Oxalate Evaporation Technique CaOx Crystal Crystal Aggregation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Grover
    • 1
  • R. L. Ryall
    • 1
  • V. R. Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Urology Unit, Department of SurgeryFlinders Medical CenterBedford ParkSouth Australia

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