New Markers in Atherosclerosis: Thrombospondin-2 (THBS-2) and Leukocyte Cell-Derived Chemotaxin-2 (LECT-2); An Immunohistochemical Study

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SÖNMEZ F. C. , YILDIZ P. , Akhtar M. S. , AYDIN C. , SÖNMEZ O., Ay N. , ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, pp.5234-5239, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.898889
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.5234-5239
  • Keywords: Aorta, Atherosclerosis, Chemotaxis, Leukocyte, Immunohistochemistry, Thrombospondins, CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, MATRICELLULAR PROTEINS, MACROPHAGES, RECEPTOR, LESIONS, UPDATE, RISK, MICE


Background: Current research investigating the role of THBS2 and LECT-2 in atherogenesis is very limited. Therefore, we designed this study to demonstrate the role of THBS-2 and LECT-2 in atherosclerosis at the tissue level in fresh specimens.