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Title: Cardiovascular determinants and prognostic significance of CC Chemokine Ligand-18 (CCL18/PARC) in patients with stable coronary artery disease
Authors: De Sutter, Johan ×
Struyf, Sofie
de Veire, N R Van
Philippé, J
De Buyzere, M
Van Damme, Jozef #
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Academic Press
Series Title: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology vol:49 issue:5 pages:894-896
Abstract: Chemokines are important mediators of angiogenesis, hematopoiesis and leucocyte trafficking. CC Chemokine Ligand-18 (CCL18)/ pulmonary and activation-regulated chemokine (PARC) is a circulating chemokine that plays a role in injury healing, physiological homing of mononuclear blood cells and inflammatory responses. CCL18/PARC is also expressed in atherosclerotic plaques. We prospectively evaluated CCL18/PARC levels and their cardiovascular and biological determinants in a large cohort of 285 patients with stable coronary heart disease who were subsequently followed for 3years for hard cardiac events. It was found that CCL18/PARC levels were associated with decreased cardiac function, decreased exercise capacity and increased inflammatory parameters including interleukin-6 (IL-6) and hs-CRP. More importantly high CCL18/PARC levels were an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events. Therefore, CCL18/PARC is a potential diagnostic and prognostic parameter in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
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ISSN: 0022-2828
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (Rega Institute)
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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