Excretion of the CA-Binding Amino Acid, γ-Carboxyglutamate, in Stone-Formers
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in a particular Ca-binding amino acid, γ-carboxyglutamate (Gla), with regard to its role in many calcium-dependent physiological processes. This substance appears to be involved in hemostasis, bone calcification and ectopic mineralization. Research concerning the possible role in urinary Ca stone-formation is just beginning.
KeywordsUric Acid Fractional Excretion Kidney Stone Uric Acid Stone Renal Handling
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