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Are calcifying microvesicles another analogous substructure of calcifying nanoparticles?

Authors Atughonu TC, Arja SB, Shiekh FA

Received 29 August 2013

Accepted for publication 29 August 2013

Published 5 December 2013 Volume 2013:8(1) Pages 4673—4676

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S53712

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Trueman C Atughonu, Sateesh B Arja, Farooq A Shiekh

Avalon University School of Medicine, Willemstad, Curacao

We correspond in response to the article entitled, "Contrast-enhanced MR imaging of atherosclerosis using citrate-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: calcifying microvesicles as imaging target for plaque characterization" by Wagner et al.1 In this article, the authors have used a new term "calcifying microvesicles" for the first time in the literature. We think our commentary will highlight these calcifying microvesicles with the similar analogous structures already existing in nature. We hope our discussion will clear up many of those questions.

View original paper by Wagner and colleagues.

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