Interleukin 1B gene polymorphism is associated with baseline C-reactive protein levels in healthy individuals.

@article{Eklund2003Interleukin1G,
  title={Interleukin 1B gene polymorphism is associated with baseline C-reactive protein levels in healthy individuals.},
  author={Carita M Eklund and Farhana Jahan and Tanja Pessi and Terho Lehtim{\"a}ki and Mikko A. Hurme},
  journal={European cytokine network},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={168-71}
}
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of inflammation induced by both IL-6 and IL-1. Thus, genetic variation in these genes could be associated with the variety in C-reactive protein levels, and therefore with the severity of the entire inflammatory response. Even a subtle elevation in baseline CRP levels in healthy individuals has been found to significantly increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, to find out the possible role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in CRP… CONTINUE READING

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