Thematic review series: The immune system and atherogenesis. Lipoprotein-associated inflammatory proteins: markers or mediators of cardiovascular disease?

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In humans, a chronically increased circulating level of C-reactive protein (CRP), a positive acute-phase reactant, is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This observation has led to considerable interest in the role of inflammatory proteins in atherosclerosis. In this review, after discussing CRP, we focus on the potential role in the… (More)

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