Age-related medial elastocalcinosis in arteries: mechanisms, animal models, and physiological consequences.

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With age, the calcium content of the arterial wall increases. Calcification occurs at two main levels: intimal plaques and the medial elastic fiber network. The latter has been referred to as medial elastocalcinosis and is the subject of this review. The mechanisms involved in elastocalcinosis are complex and involve polar, apolar, and active processes… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90476.2008

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@article{Atkinson2008AgerelatedME, title={Age-related medial elastocalcinosis in arteries: mechanisms, animal models, and physiological consequences.}, author={J. Hampton Atkinson}, journal={Journal of applied physiology}, year={2008}, volume={105 5}, pages={1643-51} }