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Andreas Edsfeltdt

Andreas Edsfeldt

Associate professor

Andreas Edsfeltdt

Circulating cytokines reflect the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in atherosclerotic plaques.

Author

  • Andreas Edsfeldt
  • Helena Grufman
  • Giuseppe Asciutto
  • Mihaela Nitulescu
  • Ana Persson
  • Marie MN Nilsson
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves

Summary, in English

Inflammation is a key factor in the development of plaque rupture and acute cardiovascular events. Although imaging techniques can be used to identify vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, we are lacking non-invasive methods, such as plasma markers of plaque inflammation that could help to identify presence of vulnerable plaques. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether increased plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines reflects inflammatory activity within atherosclerotic plaques.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • EXODIAB: Excellence of Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

443-449

Publication/Series

Atherosclerosis

Volume

241

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1879-1484