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

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

Abstract 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).


  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Athersosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 1365-2796
E-mail: jan [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

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