The role of vitronectin receptor and tissue factor in the pathogenesis of transplant coronary vasculopathy.


OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that transplant coronary vasculopathy (CV) is associated with increased myocardial protein expression of both tissue factor (TF) and integrin v 3. BACKGROUND The vitronectin receptor (integrin v 3) and TF have recently been found to play a key role in apoptotic cell death and vascular endothelial… (More)


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