Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by angiographic Gensini score


Tartan Z., Ekmekci H., Ekmekci O. B., Balci H., Kasikcioglu H., Ozer N., ...More

ASIAN BIOMEDICINE, vol.7, no.4, pp.517-522, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5372/1905-7415.0704.206
  • Journal Name: ASIAN BIOMEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-522
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) is a potentially proatherosclerotic metalloproteinase, which has been shown to be abundantly expressed in ruptured unstable plaques. However, changes of the PAPP-A blood levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) according to the Gensini score is unknown in Turkish population.