Matrix metalloproteinases and inflammatory markers in coronary artery ectasia: their relationship to severity of coronary artery ectasia


Dogan A., Tuzun N., Turker Y. , Akcay S., Kaya S. , Ozaydin M.

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, cilt.19, ss.559-563, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mca.0b013e3283109079
  • Dergi Adı: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.559-563

Özet

Objective Although underlying mechanisms of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) are clearly unknown, destruction of extracellular matrix may be responsible for the ectasia formation. Thus, we investigated the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), and inflammatory markers [high-sensitive C-reactive protein, interleukins (ILs)] in CAE patients.