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Plasma stem cell factor levels are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Authors
  • Björkbacka, H1
  • Yao Mattisson, I1
  • Wigren, M1
  • Melander, O1
  • Fredrikson, G N1
  • Bengtsson, E1
  • Gonçalves, I1, 2
  • Almgren, P1
  • Lagerstedt, J O3
  • Orho-Melander, M1
  • Engström, G1
  • Nilsson, J1
  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 2 Department of Cardiology - Coronary diseases, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of internal medicine
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
282
Issue
6
Pages
508–521
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/joim.12675
PMID: 28842933
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This prospective population-based study demonstrates that subjects with high levels of SCF have a lower risk of cardiovascular events and death. The findings provide clinical support for a protective role of SCF in maintaining cardiovascular integrity.

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