Elevated level of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids and EPC dysfunction in diabetic patients with cardiac ischemia.
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Prostaglandins & other lipid mediators, ISSN: 1098-8823, Vol: 100-101, Issue: 1, Page: 15-21
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are recruited from the blood system to sites of ischemia and endothelial damage, where they contribute to the repair and development of blood vessels. Since numerous eicosanoids including leukotrienes (LTs) and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs) have been shown to exert potent pro-inflammatory activities, we examined their levels in chronic diabetic patients with severe cardiac ischemia in conjunction with the level and function of EPCs.