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


Coskun A. , Bulut I., Serteser M. , Eren A., Ozseker Z. F. , Cuhadaroglu Ç. , ...More

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2014.371
  • Title of Journal : WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-153

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.