Carole L Banka

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W orldwide, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest single cause of death among women, accounting for one third of all deaths. 1 In many countries, including the United States, more women than men die every year of CVD, a fact largely unknown by physicians. 2,3 The public health impact of CVD in women is not related solely to the mortality rate, given(More)
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are associated, respectively, with either increased risk or apparent protective effects for atherothrombosis. The ability of purified LDL and HDL to downregulate thrombin formation, a contributor to atherothrombotic processes, was assessed. Purified HDL, but not LDL,(More)
T lymphocytes, macrophages, and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) are collocalized in early atherosclerotic lesions. Using a low-endotoxin in vitro system, we observed that Ox-LDL but not native LDL induced the production, by both freshly adherent human peripheral blood monocytes and human monocytic THP-1 cells, of the alpha chemokine interleukin(More)
In previous studies of the role of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the lung inflammatory response, we observed that tPA expression was present exclusively in the small arteries and arterioles within the lung and absent from the capillaries, veins, and large pulmonary arteries. To define more completely the expression pattern of tPA, we evaluated the(More)
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