C-reactive protein: structure affects function.

  title={C-reactive protein: structure affects function.},
  author={Subodh Verma and Paul E. Szmitko and Edward T. H. Yeh},
  volume={109 16},
C-reactive protein (CRP), formerly considered solely as a biomarker for inflammation, is now viewed as a prominent partaker in endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis.2,3 Serving clinically for several years as a nonspecific marker for inflammatory processes, CRP, with the advent of high-sensitivity assays, has emerged as one of the most powerful independent predictors of cardiovascular disease.4,5 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association issued a… CONTINUE READING