Publication
Title
Cell biological and physicochemical aspects of arterial calcification
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Abstract
Processes similar to endochondral or intramembranous bone formation occur in the vascular wall. Bone and cartilage tissue as well as osteoblast- and chondrocyte-like cells are present in calcified arteries. As in bone formation, apoptosis and matrix vesicles play an important role in the initiation of vascular calcification. Recent evidence indicates that nanocrystals initially formed in the vessel wall may actively be involved in the progression of the calcification process. This review focuses on the cellular and structural similarities between bone formation and vascular calcification and discusses the initial events in this pathological mineralization process.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Kidney international / International Society of Nephrology. - New York, N.Y., 1972, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
0085-2538 [print]
1523-1755 [online]
Volume/pages
79:11(2011), p. 1166-1177
ISI
000290559400005
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 18.05.2011
Last edited 09.09.2017
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