Concentration in plasma of macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 and risk of cardiovascular events in women: a nested case-control study.


BACKGROUND Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1) is part of the TGF-beta superfamily. Raised concentrations of MIC-1 in serum arise in several disease states, can be detected in normal individuals, and can partly be genetically determined. We aimed to investigate whether MIC-1 has a role in atherothrombosis. METHODS We did a prospective, nested, case… (More)


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