Natural calcium isotopic composition of urine as a marker of bone mineral balance.

@article{Skulan2007NaturalCI,
  title={Natural calcium isotopic composition of urine as a marker of bone mineral balance.},
  author={Joseph L Skulan and Thomas D. Bullen and Ariel D Anbar and J. Edward Puzas and Linda C. Shackelford and Adrian L Leblanc and Scott M. Smith},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={1155-8}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated whether changes in the natural isotopic composition of calcium in human urine track changes in net bone mineral balance, as predicted by a model of calcium isotopic behavior in vertebrates. If so, isotopic analysis of natural urine or blood calcium could be used to monitor short-term changes in bone mineral balance that cannot be detected with other techniques. METHODS Calcium isotopic compositions are expressed as delta(44)Ca, or the difference in parts per… CONTINUE READING