Relation between coronary artery calcium score and serum tenascin-C level in patients without known coronary artery disease

Ozmen Yildiz P., Yildiz I., ÖZMEN Ç. , Karabacak M., Doven O.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.70, ss.633-639, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.70.6.3120174
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.633-639


Objective Presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) also in subjects without traditional risk factors leads to a search for new risk factors. Tenascin-C (TNC), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein is normally found in very low concentrations in tissues and serum of adults, whereas its expression is enhanced in case of pathological conditions accompanied by inflammation. This study aimed to investigate the relation between coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and serum TNC level.