Predictive value of thrombospondin-1 for outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

BACKGROUND Thrombospondin-1 is a potent regulator of angiogenesis. The expression of cerebral thrombospondin-1 is promoted in a rat model of intracerebral hemorrhage. The current study was designed to investigate the change of plasma thrombospondin-1 concentrations and assess the prognostic value of plasma thrombospondin-1 concentrations for long-term… CONTINUE READING