Taurine prevents Β-glycerophosphate-induced calcification in cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells

Abstract

Vascular calcification is an ectopic calcification that commonly occurs in atherosclerosis. Because taurine was previously shown to protect against cardiovascular diseases, the effect of taurine on vascular calcification was evaluated in calcified vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) of rat in vitro in the present study. Osteoblastic differentiation… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00380-003-0744-6

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