Loss of natural killer cell activity in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Jonasson2005LossON,
  title={Loss of natural killer cell activity in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Lena Jonasson and Karin Backteman and Jan Ernerudh},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={183 2},
  pages={316-21}
}
BACKGROUND Natural killer (NK) cells are important components of the innate immune system and have a potential role in the regulation of autoimmunity. In the present study, we evaluated the NK cells in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and related the findings to clinical and laboratory parameters of the disease. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 45 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), 50 patients with stable angina and angiographically verified CAD (SA) and 50 healthy controls… CONTINUE READING

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