CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.12, no.1, pp.84-90, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
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endocan, endothelial dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea, CIRCULATING ICAM-1, RISK, HYPERTENSION, EXPRESSION, MOLECULE-1, MORTALITY, PRESSURE, MEDIATOR, VCAM-1, MARKER
Background and Aims: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is an independent risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and cardiometabolic diseases. Plasma endocan levels are elevated in a large number of diseases, and is a novel surrogate endothelial cell dysfunction marker. We aimed to assess the role of serum endocan level as a potential mechanism of endothelial dysfunction in OSA patients.