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Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Gene Is a Risk Factor of Large-Vessel Atherosclerosis Stroke

  • Shérine Abboud mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: shabboud@ulb.ac.be

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Department of Neurology, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Laboratory of Atherosclerosis Genetics, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital and Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Pekka J. Karhunen,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Tampere and Research Unit of the Laboratory Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Dieter Lütjohann,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Sirkka Goebeler,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Tampere and Research Unit of the Laboratory Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Teemu Luoto,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Tampere and Research Unit of the Laboratory Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Silvia Friedrichs,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Terho Lehtimaki,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Atherosclerosis Genetics, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital and Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Massimo Pandolfo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Department of Neurology, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Reijo Laaksonen

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Neurology, Department of Neurology, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Laboratory of Atherosclerosis Genetics, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital and Medical School, University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Published: October 17, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001043

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