Nephrotoxicity pp 623-625 | Cite as

Silicon in Uraemic Rats

  • Shinichi Hosokawa
  • Mayiml Morinaga
  • Hiroshi Nishitani
  • Osamu Yoshida


Silicon is one of essential trace elements for normal growth, bone formation and development in rats (1) and also plays an important role in other vital processes in animals (2). Silicon is found in brain, liver, lung, kidney (especially in mitochondria) , and in bone, blood and urine.


Serum Creatinine Level Essential Trace Element Blood Urea Nitrogen Level Silicon Level Good Negative Correlation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Hosokawa
    • 1
  • Mayiml Morinaga
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nishitani
    • 1
  • Osamu Yoshida
    • 2
  1. 1.Utano National HospitalUkyoku, Kyoto-city, 616Japan
  2. 2.Kyoto University HospitalUkyoku, Kyoto-city, 616Japan

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