Plasma fibronectin levels in ischemic heart disease.

  title={Plasma fibronectin levels in ischemic heart disease.},
  author={Kyung Soon Song and Hyun Kyung Kim and Won Shim and Sun Ha Jee},
  volume={154 2},
Fibronectin is a paradigm adhesive protein which has been implicated in the regulation of several cellular processes and cell-cell interactions. Large amounts of fibronectin have been detected in atherosclerotic plaques, while hypertension in animal models has been shown to rapidly increase fibronectin expression in arterial walls. The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of plasma fibronectin (FN) in 133 patients with ischemic heart disease and in 36 normal controls, and to… CONTINUE READING