ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
An Overview of Clinical Studies on Endocan and Cardiovascular Disease [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(3): 233-236 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.09699

An Overview of Clinical Studies on Endocan and Cardiovascular Disease

Lütfü Aşkın, Okan Tanrıverdi
Department of Cardiology, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Endothelial dysfunction is a catastrophic condition caused by disruption of the equilibrium between vasodilatation and vasoconstriction. Endocan is a proteoglycan derived from vascular endothelium. Endocan can interact with biologically active molecules, and these active molecules are essential for the balance of many biological functions, including cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, and new blood vessel formation. Increased endocan levels cause atherosclerosis in hypertension and coronary artery disease. We aimed to present a review of the biological functions of the endocan and the prevention of atherosclerosis.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, endocan, endothelial dysfunction.

Lütfü Aşkın, Okan Tanrıverdi. An Overview of Clinical Studies on Endocan and Cardiovascular Disease. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(3): 233-236

Corresponding Author: Lütfü Aşkın, Türkiye
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