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Mayo Clinic Study Links Gene To Heart Disease Marker; Gene Variations May Be Early Risk Factor For Inflammatory Diseases

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May 20, 2002
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Common variations in a single gene are associated with increased blood levels of C-reactive Protein (CRP), a biomarker that has recently become an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the May 17 issue of the journal Cytokine. The researchers’ findings are the first to demonstrate a strong connection between common variations in IL-1 genes and the production of CRP and other inflammatory proteins by the liver.

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Common variations in a single gene are associated with increased blood levels of C-reactive Protein (CRP), a biomarker that has recently become an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the May 17 issue of the journal Cytokine.


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Mayo Clinic. (2002, May 20). Mayo Clinic Study Links Gene To Heart Disease Marker; Gene Variations May Be Early Risk Factor For Inflammatory Diseases. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020517075011.htm
Mayo Clinic. "Mayo Clinic Study Links Gene To Heart Disease Marker; Gene Variations May Be Early Risk Factor For Inflammatory Diseases." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020517075011.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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