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Cytokines are involved in the development of several inflammatory diseases and atherosclerosis. Their variations in healthy individuals are not well defined. The aims of this study were: firstly, to identify factors affecting biological variation of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha); secondly, to study their family(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate the longitudinal variation of prevalence of metabolic syndrome within French families and to observe biological parameters involved in cardiovascular disease among their offspring. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Three hundred seventy-one apparently healthy families (1,366 individuals) taken from the(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammation system, alone or in relation to or interaction with other cardiovascular pathways, is suggested to be the central pathway in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the present investigation was to propose a specific and informative model for exploring this hypothesis. METHODS In a biological(More)
OBJECTIVE Visfatin is an adipokine with revealing roles in inflammatory mechanisms but its implication in inflammation related to excessive adiposity/obesity is not studied yet. Our aim was to investigate the relations of visfatin with inflammation markers and body mass index (BMI) in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), a type of cells closely(More)
We aimed to measure simultaneously the expression of drug-metabolizing enzymes (DME) and transcription factors (TF) with high importance in cardiovascular physiopathology in lymphocytes from healthy subjects. RNA was isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of 20 subjects from the Stanislas Cohort. We used a microarray approach to measure 16(More)
This study was designed in order to investigate the influence of the genetic polymorphism of CYP2A6 on the amount of smoking. In all, 463 French adults included in the Stanislas cohort were studied and underwent two examinations at 5 years distance (t0 and t(+5) years). Information on their smoking habits was collected. They were genotyped by RFLP for the(More)
INTRODUCTION Given the hypothesis of a common soil for atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, we tested the contribution of gene polymorphisms involved in cardiovascular diseases on fasting insulin concentration (FIC). METHODS The polymorphisms were investigated by a multiplex assay in 308 apparently healthy French middle-aged men and(More)
CYP2C19, a member of the cytochrome P450 family, metabolises arachidonic acid to produce epoxyeicosanoid acids, which are involved in vascular tone and inflammation. Thus, this study describes the possible relationship between a CYP2C19 polymorphism (681G>A) and three inflammatory markers: interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and high(More)
BACKGROUND P-selectin is an adhesion molecule known to be involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases through its major role in the initial phase of leukocytes recruitment during inflammation. However, genetic characterization of soluble P-selectin remains unclear. OBJECTIVES In the STANISLAS cohort, we study the familial correlations of P-selectin(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin is an adipokine initially considered as a molecule related exclusively to obesity but advances in research revealed its multiple roles in other physio-pathological mechanisms and particularly in the inflammatory ones. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the presence of leptin in human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs)(More)