Genetic variation and atherosclerosis

Biros, Erik, Karan, Mirko, and Golledge, Jonathan (2008) Genetic variation and atherosclerosis. Current Genomics, 9 (1). pp. 29-42.

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Abstract

A family history of atherosclerosis is independently associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular events. The genetic factors underlying the importance of inheritance in atherosclerosis are starting to be understood. Genetic variation, such as mutations or common polymorphisms has been shown to be involved in modulation of a range of risk factors, such as plasma lipoprotein levels, inflammation and vascular calcification. This review presents examples of present studies of the role of genetic polymorphism in atherosclerosis.

Item ID: 6179
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1875-5488
Keywords: atherosclerosis; genetic polymorphism; risk factors
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 22:38
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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