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Jan Nilsson

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

Author

  • Caitriona Grönberg
  • Eva Bengtsson
  • Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson
  • Mihaela Nitulescu
  • Giuseppe Asciutto
  • Ana Persson
  • Linda Andersson
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves
  • Harry Björkbacka

Summary, in 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.

Department/s

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

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

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1524-4628