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High accumulation of calcium and phosphorus in the coronary artery of the Thai in comparison with the Japanese.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12117234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To examine whether there were differences between races in regard to age-related changes of mineral contents and the relationships among element contents in the arteries, the authors investigated the coronary arteries of Thai and Japanese. The Thai subjects consisted of 13 men and 3 women, ranging in age from 39 to 84 yr, whereas the Japanese subjects consisted of 17 men and 9 women, ranging in age from 55 to 92 yr. After the ordinary dissections at Chiang Mai University and Nara Medical University were finished, the coronary arteries were resected and the element contents were determined by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. In the Thai, an accumulation of calcium and phosphorus began to occur in the forties and increased markedly in the fifties, whereas in the Japanese, an accumulation of calcium and phosphorus began to occur in the seventies and increased markedly in the nineties. The result revealed that an accumulation of calcium and phosphorus occurred earlier in the Thai than in the Japanese. Regarding the relationships among element contents, extremely significant correlations were found between calcium and phosphorus contents, between calcium and magnesium contents, and between phosphorus and magnesium contents in both the coronary arteries of the Thai and the Japanese. As far as the coronary arteries with a very high accumulation of calcium and phosphorus, the mass ratios of magnesium to calcium and phosphorus were lower in the coronary arteries of the Thai in comparison with the Japanese.
Setsuko Tohno; Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh; Yoshiyuki Tohno; Pidhyasak Vaidhayakarn; Takeshi Minami; Vichit Somsarp; Yumi Moriwake; Ranida Chomsung; Cho Azuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0163-4984     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-15     Completed Date:  2002-12-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / metabolism
Calcium / metabolism*
Coronary Vessels / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Phosphorus / metabolism*
Sulfur / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-70-2/Calcium; 7704-34-9/Sulfur; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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