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Jan Nilsson

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Decreased levels of stem cell factor in subjects with incident coronary events.

Author

  • Maria Wigren
  • Sara Rattik
  • Karin Hultman
  • Harry Björkbacka
  • Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson
  • Eva Bengtsson
  • Bo Hedblad
  • A Siegbahn
  • Isabel Goncalves
  • Jan Nilsson

Summary, in English

It has been proposed that vascular progenitor cells play an important role in vascular repair, but their possible clinical importance in cardiovascular disease has not been fully characterized. Vascular endothelial growth factor A, placental growth factor and stem cell factor (SCF) are three growth factors that are important in recruiting vascular progenitor cells. In this study, we investigated the association between the plasma levels of these growth factors and incident coronary events (CEs).

Department/s

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

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

180-191

Publication/Series

Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume

279

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1365-2796