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Human Carotid Plaques With High Levels of Interleukin-16 Are Associated With Reduced Risk for Cardiovascular Events.

  • Caitriona Grönberg
  • Eva Bengtsson
  • Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson
  • Mihaela Nitulescu
  • Giuseppe Asciutto
  • Ana Persson
  • Linda Andersson
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves
  • Harry Björkbacka
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 2748-2754
Publication/Series: Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume: 46
Issue: 10
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: American Heart Association

Abstract english

Interleukin-16 (IL-16) functions as a regulator of T-cell growth and acts as an inducer of cell migration. The aim of this study was to determine whether IL-16 measured in human carotid plaques was associated with symptoms (eg, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or amaurosis fugax), markers of plaque stability, and postoperative cardiovascular events.


  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Athersosclerosis
  • ISSN: 1524-4628
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