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, vol.28, no.2, pp.171-173, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0009-9120(94)00078-a
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-173

Abstract

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.