Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae but not Helicobacter pylori is related to elevated apolipoprotein B levels

ADILOGLU A. , CAN R., KINAY O., Aridogan B.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.60, no.6, pp.599-604, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.60.6.2004930
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-604


Objective - Results of many studies show that apolipoprotein B (apo B) is a better marker of risk of vascular disease than other lipid markers including LDL and HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. We investigated the association between two infectious agents: C. pneumoniae and H. pylori, known to have an atherogenic effect, and apo B, to evaluate the effects of chronic infections on apo B levels.