Written by leaders in their fields, Calcium Oxalate in Biological Systems comprehensively discusses current information about the importance of this compound in animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Both in vivo and in vitro methods of crystallization as well as crystallization systems are discussed. Researchers who pioneered the field contribute their invaluable knowledge for the first time about oxalate bacteria and their importance. This is an essential reference for both plant and animal scientists concerned with human and animal kidney disease.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in vitro

ByJohn P. Kavanagh

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Inhibitors of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization

ByDirk J. Kok

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Mechanisms of Calcium Oxalate Aggregation in the Biophysical Environment

ByJames H. Adair, Richard V. Linhart, Craig F. Habeger, Saeed R. Khan

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

Calcium Oxalate Formation in Higher Plants

ByHarry T. Horner, Bruce L. Wagner

chapter Chapter 5|39 pages

Calcium Oxalate in Fungi

ByHoward J. Arnott

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Oxalate Biosynthesis and Function in Plants and Fungi

ByVincent R. Franceschi, Frank A. Loewus

chapter Chapter 7|38 pages

Oxalate-Degrading Bacteria

ByMilton J. Allison, Steven L. Daniel, Nancy A. Cornick

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Epidemiology of Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis in Man

ByD. S. Milliner

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Enzymology and Molecular Genetics of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1. Consequences for Clinical Management

ByChristopher J. Danpure, Gillian Rumsby

chapter Chapter 10|9 pages

Cellular Abnormalities of Oxalate Transport in Nephrolithiasis

ByBruno Baggio, Giovanni Gambaro

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Oxalate Transport Across Intestinal and Renal Epithelia

ByHatch Marguerite, Robert W. Freel

chapter Chapter 12|25 pages

Oxalate Measurement in Biological Fluids

ByMartino Marangella, Michele Petrarulo

chapter Chapter 13|26 pages

Urinary Macromolecules in Calcium Oxalate Stone and Crystal Matrix: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?

ByRosemary L. Ryall, Alan M.F. Stapleton

chapter Chapter 14|14 pages

Lipid Matrix of Urinary Calcium Oxalate Crystals and Stones

BySaeed R. Khan

chapter Chapter 15|17 pages

Urate and Calcium Oxalate Stones: A New Look at an Old Controversy

ByPhulwinder K. Grover, Rosemary L. Ryall

chapter Chapter 16|20 pages

Crystal-Cell Interaction: Its Role in the Development of Stone Disease

ByRaymond L. Hackett, Paula N. Shevock

chapter Chapter 17|17 pages

Animal Model of Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis

BySaeed R. Khan