The C-type natriuretic peptide and its receptors in arteriosclerotic plaques of the carotid artery of clinically asymptomatic patients

Andreas Kühnl, Jaroslav Pelisek, Julia Pongratz & Hans-Henning Eckstein
Introduction: The C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) has anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and anti-migratory properties, which may be relevant during development of atherosclerosis. No data exist on the presence of CNP and its receptors in human arteriosclerotic plaques of the carotid artery. Therefore,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]