Vitamin K and vascular calcifications

Fodor, D. and Albu, A. and Poantă, L. and Porojan, M. (2010) Vitamin K and vascular calcifications. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, 97 (3). pp. 256-266. ISSN 0231-424X

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The role of vitamin K in the synthesis of some coagulation factors is well known. The implication of vitamin K in vascular health was demonstrated in many surveys and studies conducted over the past years on the vitamin K-dependent proteins non-involved in coagulation processes. The vitamin K-dependent matrix Gla protein is a potent inhibitor of the arterial calcification, and may become a non-invasive biochemical marker for vascular calcification. Vitamin K2 is considered to be more important for vascular system, if compared to vitamin K1 . This paper is reviewing the data from recent literature on the involvement of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent proteins in cardiovascular health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > R1 Medicine (General) / orvostudomány általában
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 07:24
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 07:24

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