The influence of sex hormones on renal osteopontin expression and urinary constituents in experimental urolithiasis.

@article{Yagisawa2001TheIO,
  title={The influence of sex hormones on renal osteopontin expression and urinary constituents in experimental urolithiasis.},
  author={Takashi Yagisawa and Fumio Ito and Yoshiaki Osaka and Hiroyuki Amano and Chika Kobayashi and Hiroshi Toma},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2001},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={1078-82}
}
PURPOSE To our knowledge the influence of sex hormones on urinary stone formation remains undetermined. We investigated the effect of castration on urinary lithogenic factors and renal osteopontin expression in rats previously treated with ethylene glycol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats were divided normal males, castrated males, males with 2 weeks of 0.75% ethylene glycol treatment, castrated males with 2 weeks of 0.75% ethylene glycol treatment, normal females, castrated females… CONTINUE READING
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