Articles

Effects of the oral administration of glycosaminoglycans on cellular abnormalities associated with idiopathic calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis.

Author

Baggio B, Gambaro G, Marzaro G

Date

1991

Journal

Eur J Clin Pharmacol

Abstract

Oral administration of mixture of extractive glycosaminoglycans to a group of renal stone formers led to a significant decrease in oxalate self-exchange and in erythrocytes membrane protein phosphorylation traits that are abnormal in the majority of patients with idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis. The action of glycosaminoglycans at the cellular level is probably due to their modulating activity on certain membrane protein kinases. The proven effect of the glycosaminoglycans opens a new pharmacological approach to the prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis.