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Calcifying nanoparticles promote mineralization in vascular smooth muscle cells: implications for atherosclerosisInternational Journal of Nanomedicine 9
Nano-sized complexes of calcium phosphate mineral and proteins (calcifying nanoparticles [CNPs]) serve as mineral chaperones. Thus, CNPs may be both a result and cause of soft tissue calcification processes. This study determined if CNPs could augment calcification of arterial vascular smooth muscle cells in vitro.
The study was published in: International journal of nanomedicine 9: 2689.
This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.