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A Possible Balance of Phosphorus Accumulations Among Bone, Cartillage, Artery, and Vein in Single Human Individuals

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o elucidate relationship between the decrease of mineral contents in human bones and the accumulation of minerals in the other human tissues, the contents of phosphorus in human bones, arteries, veins, and cartilages in 27 subjects (17 men and 10 women) were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. These were resected from subjects who died in the age range 40-98 yr. Calcanei were chosen for analysis of mineral contents in contrast to arteries such as the femoral, popliteal, and common carotid arteries, veins such as superior and inferior venae cavae, internal jugular, and femoral veins, and pubic symphyses.

It was found that the content of phosphorus in calcanei was in agreement with that in both the pubic symphysis and the arteries such as femoral, popliteal, and common carotid arteries. but it was not in agreement with that in the veins such as superior and inferior venae cavae, internal jagular, and femoral veins. This suggests that phosphorus released from bones is accompanied by accumulations of phosphorus in the artery and cartilage.

Tohno Y, Tohno S, Minami T, Moriwake Y, Utsumi M, Yamada MO, Biol Trace Elem Res 1999;69:241-248

 

 
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