Urolithiasis pp 685-689 | Cite as

Excretion of Tamm-Horsfall Urinary Glycoprotein (Uromucoid) in Renal Calcium Stone Formers

  • B. Wikström
  • J. Wieslander


Tamm-Horsfall protein (TH) is a high molecular weight glycoprotein which is excreted in substantial amounts in normal human urine1. TH has been suggested as a possible pathophysiological factor in nephrolithiasis being discussed as a component of the stones2. The purpose of this study was to quantitate TH excretion in stone formers and to study its relationship to renal acidification capacity and urine concentrating ability.


Urinary Excretion Urine Osmolality Renal Tubular Acidosis Calcium Stone Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wikström
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Wieslander
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity HospitalUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of NephrologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden

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