Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 September 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 38, p. nf86
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.38.nf86]

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Yin and Yang

Inflammatory molecules fight and foster atherosclerosis

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/38/nf86

Abstract: The circulatory system sends mixed messages when it faces atherosclerosis. Cells exude one compound that inhibits fatty buildup in arteries and another molecule that promotes it, according to a new study. Adjusting the proportions of the two molecules might check the obstructions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Citation: M. Leslie, Yin and Yang. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (38), nf86 (2004).

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