Patients with acute coronary syndromes express enhanced CD40 ligand/CD154 on platelets.

@article{Garlichs2001PatientsWA,
  title={Patients with acute coronary syndromes express enhanced CD40 ligand/CD154 on platelets.},
  author={Christoph D. Garlichs and Saeed Eskafi and Dorette Raaz and Andrej Schmidt and Joseph Ludwig and Markus Herrmann and Lutz Klinghammer and Werner Guenther Daniel and Alexander Schmeisser},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={649-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether CD40L/CD154 on platelets and soluble CD40L/CD154 may play a role in the inflammatory process of acute coronary syndromes. DESIGN AND SETTING Observational study in a university hospital. PATIENTS 15 patients with acute myocardial infarction, 25 patients with unstable angina, 15 patients with stable angina, and 12 controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES CD40L/CD154 on platelets, P-selectin/CD62P on platelets, soluble CD40L/CD154 serum concentrations. RESULTS Mean… CONTINUE READING