Review Lipoprotein(a) and Atherosclerosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(7): 483-490

Review Lipoprotein(a) and Atherosclerosis

Nevres KOYLAN1

The role of of lipoprotein(a), which structurally resembles LDL and plasminogen, in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is not clear yet. Its levels are maTürk Kardiyol Dem Ar§ 1999; 27:450-455 inly under genetic control and may be influenced by some hormones and disease states and its role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis may be either proatherogenic due to its similarity to LDL and or prorhrombotic due to its similarity to plasminogen. The normal values of this molecule is stili under debate and its determination may be suggested for certain situations in elinical practice.

Keywords: lipoprotein(a), apo(a), plazminogen, kringle.

How to cite this article
Nevres KOYLAN. Review Lipoprotein(a) and Atherosclerosis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(7): 483-490
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