The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 
 
 

Plasma endothelin-1 levels in Takayasu's arteritis.

We measured plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in patients with Takayasu's arteritis to investigate its relationship with the disease activity. We also measured plasma thrombomodulin ( TM) levels as a marker of endothelial injury. A significant positive correlation was evident between plasma ET-1 levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESRs) in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (r = 0.53, p < 0.005). In contrast, plasma levels of TM did not show a significant correlation with ESRs (r = -0.13) ET-1, secreted in this way during the active stages of Takayasu's arteritis, may cause constriction and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and, as a result, progression of luminal narrowing of the affected vessels in this disorder.[1]

References

  1. Plasma endothelin-1 levels in Takayasu's arteritis. Akazawa, H., Ikeda, U., Kuroda, T., Shimada, K. Cardiology (1996) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities