Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein-inhibitor or promoter of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization processes?

@article{Hess1992TammHorsfallGO,
  title={Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein-inhibitor or promoter of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization processes?},
  author={Brian Hess},
  journal={Urological Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={20},
  pages={83-86}
}
The processes of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystal nucleation, growth and aggregation (agglomeration) generally have been studied using a wide variety of assay systems/conditions. This paper reviews the apparently conflicting data on the effects of Tamm-Horsfall glycoprotein (THP) on COM crystallization processes in vitro, with the main emphasis on crystal aggregation. According to its well-known physico-chemical properties. THP has a dual role in modifying crystal aggregation: at high… CONTINUE READING