Non-mucin proteins in the matrix of human cholesterol gallstones.

Human cholesterol gallstones contain a pigmented organic matrix that may originate from biliary sludge. The cholesterol gallstone matrix contains mucin, bile pigments, and calcium salts. The goal of this study was to examine whether non-mucin proteins are present in the matrix of cholesterol gallstones. Matrix was prepared from cholesterol gallstones from… CONTINUE READING