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In the vulnerable areas of fibrous caps of advanced atherosclerotic lesions, chymase-containing mast cells are present. In such areas, the numbers of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and the content of(More)
Degranulated mast cells are present in the subendothelial space of eroded (de-endothelialized) coronary atheromas. Upon degranulation, mast cells secrete into the surrounding tissue an array of(More)