High sensitive C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A are inversely related to serum bilirubin: effect-modification by metabolic syndrome

@inproceedings{Deetman2013HighSC,
  title={High sensitive C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A are inversely related to serum bilirubin: effect-modification by metabolic syndrome},
  author={Petronella E. Deetman and Stephan J. L. Bakker and Robin P. F. Dullaart},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular diabetology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Bilirubin has been implicated in cardiovascular protection by virtue of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. The metabolic syndrome is featured by enhanced low-grade systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Serum amyloid A (SAA) impairs anti-oxidative properties of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). We determined relationships of high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and SAA with bilirubin in subjects with and without metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS Serum… CONTINUE READING