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Kidney Research Journal
  Year: 2018 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-6
DOI: 10.3923/krj.2018.1.6
 
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Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis of Effect of Pedalium murex (L.) Seeds on the Morphology of Calcium Oxalate Crystals
Krishnan Radhakrishnan, Pandi Pandi Gowri and Shanmugavadivelu Chandra Mohan

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Calcium oxalate crystals are found in majority of kidney stones as calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) as one of the primary types of kidney stones. The present investigation aimed to better understand the role of Pedalium murex Linn. seeds on the inhibition of calcium oxalate (CaOX) crystals by Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) analysis. Materials and Methods: Under in vitro condition, the effect of Pedalium murex Linn. extract on the morphology of CaOX crystals was studied by scanning electron microscopy. Results: Extract inhibited the crystallization of CaOx, less and smaller particles were observed in the presence of extract. Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) images revealed aggregation of crystals without plant extract. With plant extract, the scanning electron micrographs showed discernible crystal unit boundaries. Conclusion: Pedalium murex Linn. extract was observed to have decreased crystal size and prevented the aggregation of calcium oxalate crystals.
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Krishnan Radhakrishnan, Pandi Pandi Gowri and Shanmugavadivelu Chandra Mohan, 2018. Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis of Effect of Pedalium murex (L.) Seeds on the Morphology of Calcium Oxalate Crystals. Kidney Research Journal, 8: 1-6.

DOI: 10.3923/krj.2018.1.6

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=krj.2018.1.6

 
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