Correlation of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A gene with carotid plaques

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BACKGROUND Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) is abundantly expressed in carotid plaques. This study investigated the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of PAPP-A and the presence of carotid plaques. METHODS A total of 408 patients with carotid plaques and 493 controls were included in the study. All subjects were… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12872-015-0041-1

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