Urinary Isocitrate Excretion in Normal Individuals and in Stone Patients
It is well known that citrate forms a complex with Ca2+ ions. The crystallization of calcium oxalate and the formation of calcium oxalate stones are inhibited by the presence of citrate in urine. However, there are other compounds in urine that form complexes. We found that isocitrate possesses the same complex-forming ability. Urinary isocitrate was determined in normal subjects and in stone patients.
KeywordsCalcium Oxalate Glutaric Acid Potassium Citrate Calcium Oxalate Stone Stone Patient
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