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The prototypical element in the rare earth family of metals. It has the atomic symbol La, atomic number 57, and atomic weight 138.91. Lanthanide ion is used in experimental biology as a calcium antagonist; lanthanum oxide improves the optical properties of glass.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Lanthanum" by people in Profiles.
Li Q, Larusso J, Grand-Pierre AE, Uitto J. Magnesium carbonate-containing phosphate binder prevents connective tissue mineralization in Abcc6(-/-) mice-potential for treatment of pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Clin Transl Sci. 2009 Dec; 2(6):398-404.