Matrix metalloproteinases and inflammatory markers in coronary artery ectasia: their relationship to severity of coronary artery ectasia.

@article{Dogan2008MatrixMA,
  title={Matrix metalloproteinases and inflammatory markers in coronary artery ectasia: their relationship to severity of coronary artery ectasia.},
  author={Abdullah Dogan and Nurullah Tuzun and Yasin Turker and Selahattin Akçay and Selçuk Kaya and Mehmet Ozaydin},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={559-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Although underlying mechanisms of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) are clearly unknown, destruction of extracellular matrix may be responsible for the ectasia formation. Thus, we investigated the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), and inflammatory markers [high-sensitive C-reactive protein, interleukins (ILs)] in CAE patients. METHODS This study consisted of 28 consecutive CAE patients, 27 obstructive coronary artery disease… CONTINUE READING