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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 542687, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/542687
Research Article

Biological Niches within Human Calcified Aortic Valves: Towards Understanding of the Pathological Biomineralization Process

1Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
2Department of Anatomical, Histological, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics Sciences, Section of Human Anatomy, Electron Microscopy Laboratory “Pietro M. Motta”, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Alfonso Borelli 50, 00161 Rome, Italy
3Department of Earth and Geoambiental Sciences, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
4Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, 04100 Latina, Italy
5Division of Cardiac Surgery, San Bortolo Hospital, Viale Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy

Received 19 March 2015; Accepted 7 June 2015

Academic Editor: Umberto Benedetto

Copyright © 2015 Valentina Cottignoli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Valentina Cottignoli, Michela Relucenti, Giovanna Agrosì, et al., “Biological Niches within Human Calcified Aortic Valves: Towards Understanding of the Pathological Biomineralization Process,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 542687, 10 pages, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/542687.