Serum lysozyme - a surrogate marker of pulmonary microvascular injury in smokers?

@article{Schmekel2013SerumL,
  title={Serum lysozyme - a surrogate marker of pulmonary microvascular injury in smokers?},
  author={Birgitta Schmekel and Peter Blomstrand and Per Venge},
  journal={Clinical physiology and functional imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={307-12}
}
Progression rate of disease processes in smoke-induced lung injuries varies greatly. Diverse pathophysiological mechanisms may trigger these divergences. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether circulating markers of monocytes/macrophages and/or neutrophil [i.e. lysozyme (LZM) or myeloperoxidase (MPO)] were associated with reduced values of diffusion capacity (DL,CO), which is considered to serve as a mirror of pulmonary microvascular derangement and an early sign of tissue remodelling in… CONTINUE READING
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