Zhou H1, Li Y, Huang G, Gu X, Zeng J, Li Y, Luo C, Ou B, Zhang Y, Wu Z, Tang L.
Heart. 2013 Apr;99(8):570-6. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303355. Epub 2012 Dec 20.OBJECTIVES: C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation marker, is a strong independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Vessels are able to express CRP; however, the molecular mechanism behind this expression is not clear.METHODS: Reverse transcription PCR and ELISA were used to detect messenger RNA and proteins of CRP and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) activity in vessel rings stretched with different mechanical strains. Read More