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OBJECTIVES It is believed that adipose tissue acts as an endocrine organ by producing inflammatory mediators and thereby contributes to the increased cardiovascular risk seen in obesity. A link(More)
The pleiotropic growth factor hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) has been implicated by clinical and experimental studies in repair mechanisms in different organs and tissues. However,(More)
The pleiotropic cytokine oncostatin M (OSM), a member of the glycoprotein (gp)130 ligand family, plays a key role in inflammation and cardiovascular disease. As inflammation precedes and accompanies(More)