Plasma osteopontin levels are elevated in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes


Coskun S., Atalar E. , Ozturk E., Yavuz B. , Ozer N. , Goker H. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.98, ss.1746-1750, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 98 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1746-1750

Özet

Background: The regions of ruptured atherosclerotic plaques have numerous macrophages. Osteopontin that modulates macrophage function has been shown in atherosclerotic plaques. We aimed to study the plasma levels of osteopontin in patients with unstable angina or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and the relationship between osteopontin and the extent of the coronary artery disease (CAD).