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The Inhibitory Effect of Polymeric Carboxylic Amino-Acids and Urine on Calcium Oxalate Crystallization

  • Nissim Garti
  • Francoise Tibika
  • Sara Sarig
  • Shaul Perlberg


The “organic matrix” which precipitates out with almost every stone is believed, by some investigators, to contain the compounds involved in renal stone formation. It has been shown that up to 50% of the protein in the matrix is a combination of glutamic and aspartic acids1.


Calcium Oxalate Retardation Effect Calcium Chloride Solution Normal Urine Sodium Oxalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nissim Garti
    • 1
  • Francoise Tibika
    • 1
  • Sara Sarig
    • 1
  • Shaul Perlberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry, School of Applied Science and TechnologyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Hadassah-Medical SchoolThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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