Decreased levels of stem cell factor in subjects with incident coronary events.

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It has been proposed that vascular progenitor cells play an important role in vascular repair, but their possible clinical importance in cardiovascular disease has not been fully characterized. Vascular endothelial growth factor A, placental growth factor and stem cell factor (SCF) are three growth factors that are important in recruiting vascular progenitor cells. In this study, we investigated the association between the plasma levels of these growth factors and incident coronary events (CEs).

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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-191
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume279
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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