Transient changes of serum lipoprotein(a) as an acute phase protein.

  title={Transient changes of serum lipoprotein(a) as an acute phase protein.},
  author={Satoshi Kazuhiko Maeda and A Abe and Mitsuru Seishima and Kazuhiko Makino and Akinori Noma and Masaka Kawade},
  volume={78 2-3},
Serum lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) was serially determined after acute attacks of myocardial infarction and after surgical operations. Acute phase proteins, such as C-reactive protein, alpha 1-acid glycoprotein, alpha 1-antitrypsin and haptoglobin, increased rapidly and markedly after the episodes. Initial values of serum Lp(a) concentrations were almost the same in both groups. Increases in serum Lp(a) levels were also observed during the first few days, with a return to the initial levels after… CONTINUE READING
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