Serum YKL-40 levels in patients with coronary artery disease.

Atherosclerosis is considered to be an inflammatory disease in which the initial process is the augmented infiltration of monocytes into the vessel wall and their subsequent differentiation from macrophages into lipid-laden foam cells. Human cartilage glycoprotein-39 (YKL-40) is a new inflammatory marker found to be secreted by lipid-laden macrophages… CONTINUE READING