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Prostate-specific antigen kallikrein complexes and acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  19615765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Recently, attention has focused on prostate-specific antigen kallikrein and the cardiovascular system. The finding of diminished PSA during acute myocardial infarction and the correlation of variation of PSA with coronary lesions and occurrence of major adverse cardiac events have opened a possible new intriguing scenario. As with many stories in biology, the tale of PSA can be more complex than was first appreciated. In the bloodstream, the proteolytic activity of PSA is inhibited by the formation of irreversible complexes with serum protease inhibitors and other acute-phase proteins. We noticed that the formation of irreversible PSA complexes (reflected by the increased bound PSA) has significant correlation with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and that seems to play a crucial role in the adverse event prevention.
Salvatore Patanè; Filippo Marte; Mauro Sturiale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2009-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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