Phosphatonins in health and disease

Leslie Thomas, Mukesh Sinha and Rajiv Kumar

in The Spectrum of Mineral and Bone Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199559176
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753350 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Phosphatonins in health and disease

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The model of phosphorus homeostasis has evolved significantly in the past few years and will improve further as new insights are made. The discovery of phosphatonin peptides marks an important milestone in our understanding of the greater scheme of Pi metabolism. Further elucidation of the complex regulatory elements of phosphorus balance may lead to novel therapies for those afflicted with derangements of phosphorus handling, including those with advanced CKD and ESRD.

Chapter.  9267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Rheumatology ; Nephrology

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