C-Reactive Protein: An In-Depth Look into Structure, Function, and Regulation

  title={C-Reactive Protein: An In-Depth Look into Structure, Function, and Regulation},
  author={Juan Pablo Salazar and Mar{\'i}a Sof{\'i}a Mart{\'i}nez and Mervin Ch{\'a}vez-Castillo and Victoria N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Roberto A{\~n}ez and Yaquel{\'i}n Torres and Alexandra Toledo and M. F. Lander Chacin and Carlos Silva and Enrique Pacheco and Joselyn Rojas and Valmore Berm{\'u}dez},
  booktitle={International scholarly research notices},
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the adult population worldwide, with atherosclerosis being its key pathophysiologic component. Atherosclerosis possesses a fundamental chronic inflammatory aspect, and the involvement of numerous inflammatory molecules has been studied in this scenario, particularly C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a plasma protein with strong phylogenetic conservation and high resistance to proteolysis, predominantly synthesized in the… CONTINUE READING
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