EVALUATION OF LIPOPROTEIN (A) [LP (A)] AS A RISK FACTOR FOR CORONARY-ARTERY DISEASE IN THE TURKISH POPULATION


Orem A. , DEGER O. , KULAN K., ONDER E., Kiran E., UZUNOSMANOGLU D.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.28, ss.171-173, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0009-9120(94)00078-a
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.171-173

Özet

Objective: Lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)] is an atherogenic particle that structur-ally resembles a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle but contains a molecule of apolipoprotein (a) attached to apolipoprotein B-100 by a disulfide bond. Because of the fact that elevated plasma levels of Lp (a) have been shown to be an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), we determined plasma Lp (a) levels in CAD for Turkish population, and compared them with previous findings of some developed countries.