Different distribution of pentraxin 3 and C-reactive protein in coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

AIM To understand the differences between histopathological characteristics related to PTX3 (pentraxin 3) and CRP (C-reactive protein) in coronary atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS AND RESULTS To assess the localization of PTX3 and CRP in coronary plaque, immunohistochemistry was performed using 157 coronary artery specimens from 45 autopsied cases… CONTINUE READING