TITLE

CONNECTIVE TISSUE COMPOSITION OF HUMAN CORONARY ARTERY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO DIVALENT CATION CONTEXT

AUTHOR(S)
Fischer, Grace M.; Llaurdo, Josep G.
PUB. DATE
January 1971
SOURCE
Angiology;Jan1971, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Collagen and elastin contents of human coronary artery and aorta were quantitated biochemically to determine whether the previous findings in dogs of a much higher proportion of stiffer fibers in the coronary as compared with the aorta also holds in man. This study revealed indeed for human coronary a high collagen to elastin ratio (C/E), this ratio being used as an index of passive distensibility. Concentrations of calcium, magnesium and zinc were also measured in the human coronary artery and aorta, and an inverse correlation was found between calcium concentration and C/E in the coronary. These findings suggest that (1) the connective tissue structure of the human coronary artery may be a limiting factor in coronary blood flow and (2) arterial calcification is possibly associated with a change in connective tissue metabolism.
ACCESSION #
16358154

 

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