Endothelial Glycocalyx as Biomarker for Cardiovascular Diseases: Mechanistic and Clinical Implications.


INTRODUCTION The endothelial surface layer is covered with abundant proteoglycans, of which syndecans and glycosaminoglycans are major constituents. RECENT FINDINGS Among the endothelial glycocalyx (eGC) constituents, syndecan-1 (sdc1) is a main component, and an elevated serum level of sdc1 may indicate the degradation of eGC. In patients with ischemic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11897-017-0320-5