Glycosaminoglycans content of stone matrix.

  title={Glycosaminoglycans content of stone matrix.},
  author={S. D. Roberts and Martin I. Resnick},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={135 5},
The role of urinary glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in lithogenesis is a topic of current interest in urologic research. One GAG, chondroitin sulfate, has previously been shown to inhibit calcium oxalate crystal formation. It has long been known that the chemical components of GAGs are present in the matrix of urinary concretions, but it has not been determined whether these components exist in free form or as constituents of GAG. This study was undertaken to determine whether GAGs are present in… CONTINUE READING