Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 27 October 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 43, p. nf96
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.43.nf96]

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Stuck in the Skin

Blood fats waylay immune cells

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/43/nf96

Abstract: Like Paul Revere on his midnight ride, immune cells that encounter intruders rush to alert other defenders. But the skewed proportions of blood fats characteristic of atherosclerosis can hobble the cells, according to new research. A particular protein releases the cells, suggesting a possible way to derail atherosclerosis.

Citation: M. Leslie, Stuck in the Skin. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (43), nf96 (2004).

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