Agnesa Mustafa

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AIMS Aspirin is widely used as an anti-platelet agent for cardiovascular prophylaxis. Despite aspirin treatment, many patients experience recurrent thrombotic events, and aspirin resistance may contribute to this. We examined the prevalence of aspirin resistance in a healthy population, and investigated whether the platelet proteome differed in(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating immune complexes (CICs) and autoantibodies against oxidatively modified LDLs (oxLDLs) and cardiolipin occur in patients with atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction (MI). The ability of such CICs and antibodies to predict myocardial infarction (MI) was investigated in a prospective nested case-control study in which healthy(More)
BACKGROUND The PlA2 polymorphism of glycoprotein IIIa (GPIIIa) has been previously identified as being associated with myocardial infarction (MI), but whether this represents a true association is entirely unclear due to differences in findings from different studies. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate whether this polymorphism is a risk factor for(More)
Anti-cardiolipin antibodies, oxidatively modified low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL) and circulating immune complexes are humoral factors that have been linked to vascular damage. To analyse their possible role in the vascular complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus, we investigated patients with and without vascular complications (retinopathy, nephropathy,(More)
Fifteen women with normal menstrual cycles, dated by accepted criteria, had salivary progesterone concentrations during the luteal phase of the cycle which were significantly higher than those in the follicular phase. Progesterone concentrations in matched samples of plasma and saliva showed excellent correlation in both normal and infertile women. Salivary(More)
Circulating immune complexes can lead to vascular inflammation and premature atherosclerosis and the fourth component of complement, C4, plays an important role in the removal of immune complexes. The objective of this study was to analyze the relation between circulating immune complexes and C4 null alleles in patients operated on for peripheral vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating immune complexes (CIC) are frequently found in postinfarction patients. The constituents of these CIC are mostly unknown. AIM The objective of the current study was to assess whether CIC containing alimentary proteins and antibodies against these proteins are implicated in precocious myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Seventy-six(More)
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