Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 6 Issue: 5

L-Threonine Amino Acid as a Promoter of the Growth of Pathogenic Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystals

Taranets YV*, Bezkrovnaya ON, Pritula IM and Mateychenko PV

Institute for Single Crystals, STC “Institute for Single Crystals”, “NAS of Ukraine, Nauky Ave. 60, Kharkiv-61001, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author : Taranets YV
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Received: July 13, 2017 Accepted: August 17, 2017 Published: August 23, 2017

Citation: Taranets YV, Bezkrovnaya ON, Pritula IM, Mateychenko PV (2017) L-Threonine Amino Acid as a Promoter of the Growth of Pathogenic Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystals. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 6:5. doi: 10.4172/2324-8777.1000229

Abstract

Investigated is the effect of L-threonine (L-thr) amino acid on the growth of pathogenic calcium oxalate monohydrate (???) crystals. It is found that L-thr molecules inhibit the growth of COM crystals and prevent their aggregation. Additions of 2-4 mM L-threonine in the investigated system decreases the crystal size (5-6 μm) in comparison with that of ??? crystals without additives (9 μm). Increase of L-thr concentration in the solution up to 8-20 mM does not lead to further decrease of the crystal size.

Keywords: Calcium oxalate monohydrate; Supersaturation; Crystal growth; Physiological conditions; L-threonine

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