Vascular C-reactive protein in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease: role of vascular inflammation and oxidative stress.

@article{Inoue2006VascularCP,
  title={Vascular C-reactive protein in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease: role of vascular inflammation and oxidative stress.},
  author={Nobutaka Inoue},
  journal={Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          227-31
        }
}
  • Nobutaka Inoue
  • Published 2006 in
    Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug…
Atherosclerosis is considered to be a chronic inflammatory disease. Vascular inflammation occurs in response to injury induced by various stimuli, such as oxidative stress, shear stress, infection, and so on. This concept is supported by the recent clinical findings that C-reactive protein (CRP) is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. CRP, which was originally identified as a protein that could precipitate the C-polysaccharide of pneumococcal cell walls, has been widely used… CONTINUE READING

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