Inositol & its Phosphates: Basic Science to Practical Applications


A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Guang-Yu Yang

eISBN: 978-1-68108-007-9, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-68108-008-6

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Inositol and its phosphates are ubiquitous across most life forms, wherein they play important roles in cellular integrity and functio...[view complete introduction]
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Mineralization Disorders

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A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang


Owing to the ability to chelate calcium, InsP<sub>6</sub> has been studied as a preventive and therapeutic agent for abnormal calcification in various tissues such as blood vessels in atherosclerosis and skin in calcinosis cutis; kidney and salivary gland stones; prevention of dental caries and bone loss as in osteoporosis, etc. The results are very promising for wide-range practical application of InsP<sub>6</sub> especially against the serious debilitating problem of osteoporosis amongst the seniors, globally.

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