Neopterin, CD4+CD28- lymphocytes and the extent and severity of coronary artery disease.

@article{Alber2009NeopterinCL,
  title={Neopterin, CD4+CD28- lymphocytes and the extent and severity of coronary artery disease.},
  author={Hannes Franz Alber and Christina Duftner and Maria M. Wanitschek and Jakob Doerler and Michael Schirmer and Alois Suessenbacher and Matthias Frick and Wolfgang Dichtl and Otmar Pachinger and Franz F. Weidinger},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={27-35}
}
OBJECTIVES Macrophages and pro-inflammatory CD3+CD4+CD28- T lymphocytes are involved in atherosclerotic plaque destabilization. Whether neopterin, a macrophage-specific activation-marker, and circulating CD3+CD4+CD28- cells are also related to the severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in stable patients is still unclear. METHODS Coronary… CONTINUE READING