Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 4 August 2004
The Thing That Wouldn't Leave
Immune cells that flock to fat-laden blood vessels stay when they should go
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/31/nf72
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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