Biomolecular mechanism of urinary stone formation involving osteopontin

Abstract

Urinary stones consist of two phases—an inorganic (mineral) phase and an organic (matrix) phase. Studies on the organic components of kidney stones have been undertaken later than those on the inorganic components. After osteopontin was identified as one of the matrix components, the biomolecular mechanism of urinary stone formation became clearer. It also… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00240-012-0514-y

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@article{Kohri2012BiomolecularMO, title={Biomolecular mechanism of urinary stone formation involving osteopontin}, author={Kenjiro Kohri and Takahiro Yasui and Atsushi Okada and Masahito Hirose and Shuzo Hamamoto and Yasuhiro Fujii and Kazuhiro Niimi and Kazumi Taguchi}, journal={Urological Research}, year={2012}, volume={40}, pages={623-637} }