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, vol.19, no.8, pp.559-563, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mca.0b013e3283109079
  • Title of Journal : CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-563


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.