Is C reactive protein expression affected by local microenvironment?

Ummarino, Dario; Lingfang Zeng
April 2013
Heart;Apr2013, Vol. 99 Issue 8, p514
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of C reactive protein (CRP) expression in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). It is stated that with an impressive number of reports either supporting or confuting its direct pathogenic contribution, CRP has become one of the most controversial subjects in the cardiovascular field. It is noted that CRP production is rapidly induced in response to infections as part of the acute-phase response proteins.


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