Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 4 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 31, p. nf72
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.31.nf72]


The Thing That Wouldn't Leave

Immune cells that flock to fat-laden blood vessels stay when they should go

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Like party guests who drink too much and crash on the couch, immune cells overstay their welcome in fat-laden blood vessels, new work reveals. The cells loiter in cholesterol-laden arterial plaques and cause the lesions to grow. Researchers have known that the cells flock there, but the study reveals that once they arrive, they don't leave.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, The Thing That Wouldn't Leave. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (31), nf72 (2004).

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