The vascular biology of calcification.

  title={The vascular biology of calcification.},
  author={Rukshana Shroff and Catherine M Shanahan},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={20 2},
Vascular calcification is an active, cell-mediated process that results from an imbalance between the promoters and inhibitors of mineralization. The process of vascular calcification shares many similarities with that of skeletal mineralization. However, while skeletal mineralization is a regulated process induced by complex, well-timed developmental cues, vascular calcification is a pathological process, occurring in response to dysregulated/inappropriate environmental cues. Damage inducing… CONTINUE READING


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