In vitro uptake of actinides by a calcifying lipoprotein

Robert Bulman, R. J. Griffin

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The actinide cations Pu4+, Am3+ and Cm3+, which are taken up onto the surface of bone, have been shown to be taken up from a metastable calcium phosphate solution by an insoluble lysozyme-inositol triphosphatide complex which is known to undergo calcification and become identical with apatite of biological origin. This interaction of these cations with a material which may be regarded as precursor of mineralized tissue could give some insight into the mechanism by which these cations are taken up by bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalMetabolic Bone Disease and Related Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1980


  • Actinide cations
  • Calcification
  • Vesicles phospholipids


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