Cigarette Smoking Increases Pregnancy-associated Plasma Protein-A in Men


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COSKUN A., Bulut I., SERTESER M., Eren A., OZSEKER Z. F. , ÇUHADAROĞLU Ç., ...More

WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.66, no.1, pp.150-153, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2014.371
  • Journal Name: WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-153
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Elevation of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), a pro-atherosclerotic molecule, has been shown to be an independent risk factor for acute coronary syndrome. Smoking is also an important risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the molecular mechanism of this relationship is not clear. In the present study, we aimed to determine the association between smoking and serum PAPP-A levels in men and non-pregnant women.