Experimental studies have suggested an atheroprotective role of interleukin (IL)-5 through the stimulation of natural immunoglobulin M antibody expression. In the present study we show that there are no associations between baseline levels of IL-5 and risk for development of coronary events or stroke during a 15.7 ± 6.3 years follow-up of 696 subjects randomly sampled from the Malmö Diet and Cancer study. However, presence of a plaque at the carotid bifurcation was associated with lower IL-5 and IL-5 deficiency resulted in increased plaque development at sites of oscillatory blood flow in Apoe−/− mice suggesting a protective role for IL-5 in plaque development.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||JACC: Basic to Translational Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
- interleukin 5
- myocardial infarction