High white blood cell count and low estimated glomerular filtration rate are independently associated with serum level of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in a general population.

@article{Fukami2011HighWB,
  title={High white blood cell count and low estimated glomerular filtration rate are independently associated with serum level of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in a general population.},
  author={Ako Fukami and Sho-ichi Yamagishi and Hisashi Adachi and Takanori Matsui and Kuniko Yoshikawa and Kinuka Ogata and Akiko Kasahara and Eri Tsukagawa and Kanako Yokoi and Tsutomu Imaizumi},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={189-94}
}
BACKGROUND Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) plays a role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and renal injury. Recent clinical studies have suggested that circulating levels of MCP-1 could be a biomarker of atherosclerosis and future cardiovascular events in humans. Because chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the risk factors of CVD, it is conceivable that elevated MCP-1 levels may link the increased risk of CVD in CKD patients. However, as far as we know, in addition to well-known… CONTINUE READING