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Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor: A Risk Factor for Carotid Plaque, Stroke, and Coronary Artery Disease.

By Margaretha Persson, Gerd Östling, Gustav Smith, Viktor Hamrefors, Olle Melander, Bo Hedblad and Gunnar Engström


Recent studies indicate that the urokinase system could have an important role in atherogenesis and plaque rupture. The relationships among the soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), carotid plaque, and incidence of ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD) events were studied in a prospective cohort

Topics: Neurology
Publisher: 'Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)'
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.003305
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