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Galectin-3: A Heart Failure Biomarker as Sign of Active Coronary Heart Disease


Bošnjak, Ivica; Bedeković, Dražen; Selthofer- Relatić, Kristina; Bilić-Ćurčić, Ines
Galectin-3: A Heart Failure Biomarker as Sign of Active Coronary Heart Disease // World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 7 (2017), 1; 373-379 (međunarodna recenzija, pregledni rad, znanstveni)


Naslov
Galectin-3: A Heart Failure Biomarker as Sign of Active Coronary Heart Disease

Autori
Bošnjak, Ivica ; Bedeković, Dražen ; Selthofer- Relatić, Kristina ; Bilić-Ćurčić, Ines

Izvornik
World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (2164-5329) 7 (2017), 1; 373-379

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, pregledni rad, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Galectin-3 ; Atherosclerosis ; Coronary Artery Disease

Sažetak
Atherosclerosis is characterized by the accumulation of cholesterol esters, macrophages and fibrous elements on the inner artery wall. This process begins with accumulation of plasma lipoproteins on the inner wall of the artery, which leads to changes in the passage and elasticity of the blood vessels. Monocytes penetrating the arterial wall transforms into macrophages which digest cholesterol and form foam cells which is one of the first steps in atherosclerotic process. Activation of macrophages is affected by galectin-3, a β- galactoside-binding lectin which is also involved in cardiac remodeling. Cardiac matrix remodeling is the ultimate result of macrophages proliferation and chemotaxis, neutrophil extravasation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, angiogenesis, fibroblast proliferation and deposition of collagen. Studies show that elevated levels of galectin 3 within atherosclerotic lesions in humans are closely related to the development of a disease itself. With this review, we want to demonstrate the correlation between galectin-3 which is precipitated in atherosclerotic plaque and has an influence on the development of cardiovascular diseases and its role in the prognosis of recovery in cardiac patients.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Kristina Selthofer-Relatić, (333024)