RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.102, no.8, pp.1193-1197, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Article / Article
Title of Journal :
obesity, sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, neopterin, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, ARTERY-DISEASE, RISK-FACTOR, KAPPA-B, THICKNESS, MARKER, SYSTEM
Objective: Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and systemic inflammation may interact through biochemical pathways. Neopterin (NP) is a monocyte/macrophage activation marker produced by macrophages in response to interferon-gamma secreted by activated T lymphocytes. This study examines the association between NP, obesity and OSA.