C-reactive protein as a pro-inflammatory mediator in cardiovascular disease by its ability to activate complement: additional proof and hypothetical mechanisms

W K Lagrand, R Nijmeijer, H W M Niessen, C A Visser, W Th Hermens, C E Hack

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This study was financially supported by the Netherlands Heart Foundation, grant numbers 93-119 and 97-088. Dr. Niessen is a recipient of the Dr. E. Dekker programme of the Netherlands Heart Foundation (D99025).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

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