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1st Edition

Calcium Oxalate in Biological Systems

ISBN 9780849376733
Published October 20, 1995 by CRC Press
400 Pages

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Book Description

Written by leaders in their fields, Calcium Oxalate in Biological Systems comprehensively discusses current information about the importance of this compound in animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Both in vivo and in vitro methods of crystallization as well as crystallization systems are discussed. Researchers who pioneered the field contribute their invaluable knowledge for the first time about oxalate bacteria and their importance. This is an essential reference for both plant and animal scientists concerned with human and animal kidney disease.

Table of Contents

Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in vitro. Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization. Mechanisms of Calcium Oxalate Aggregation in the Biophysical Environment. Calcium Oxalate Formation in Higher Plants. Calcium Oxalate in Fungi. Oxalate Biosynthesis and Function in Plants and Fungi. Oxalate Degrading Bacteria. Epidemiology of Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis in Man. Enzymology and Molecular Genetics of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1: Consequences for Clinical Management. Cellular Abnormalities of Oxalate Transport in Nephrolithiasis. Oxalate Transport Across Intestinal and Renal Epithelia. Oxalate Measurement in Biological Fluids. Urinary Macromolecules in Calcium Oxalate Stone and Crystal Matrix: Good, Bad, or Indifferent. Lipid Matrix of Urinary Calcium Oxalate Crystals and Stones. Urate and Calcium Oxalate Stones: A New Look at an Old Controversy. The Role of Crystal-Cell Attachment and Retention in Stone Disease. Animal Model of Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis.

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