The role of the CCR5 Delta32 polymorphism in abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Abstract

BACKGROUND C-C chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is involved in the regulation of the inflammatory response. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) may arise as the result of a chronic inflammatory process which is influenced by genetic predisposition. The CCR5 gene is associated with a 32 base pair deletion (the Delta32 polymorphism). The aim of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-313X.2009.00845.x

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