Robert W . Wissler

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This report is the continuation of two earlier reports that defined human arterial intima and precursors of advanced atherosclerotic lesions in humans. This report describes the characteristic components and pathogenic mechanisms of the various advanced atherosclerotic lesions. These, with the earlier definitions of precursor lesions, led to the(More)
The compositions of lesion types that precede and that may initiate the development of advanced atherosclerotic lesions are described and the possible mechanisms of their development are reviewed. While advanced lesions involve disorganization of the intima and deformity of the artery, such changes are absent or minimal in their precursors. Advanced lesions(More)
The development and characterization of many inbred, congenic, and recombinant strains of rats in recent years has led to the detailed genetic description of this species, especially in regard to its major histocompatibility complex. This information has contributed substantially to the study of comparative genetics and has greatly enhanced the utility of(More)
An association of Chlamydia pneumoniae with atherosclerosis of coronary and carotid arteries and aorta has been found by seroepidemiology and by demonstration of the organism in atheromata. Age-matched control tissue from persons without atherosclerosis was usually not available. We studied autopsy tissue from young persons, many with no atherosclerosis, to(More)
The effect of feeding fish oil (Menhaden) on the progression of rhesus monkey atherosclerosis was determined by feeding diets containing 2% cholesterol and either 25% coconut oil (Group I), 25% fish oil/coconut oil (1:1) (Group II), or 25% fish oil/coconut oil (3:1) (Group III) for 12 months (n = 8/group). The average serum cholesterol levels were 875 mg/dl(More)
T HE NEED for uniform and reproducible methods to grade the lesions of arterioselerosist has long been recognized.1-43 In this report are presented pro tempore the results and recommendations of the Committee on Lesions of the American Society for the Study of Arteriosclerosis based on studies of the abdominal aorta of man during the past 3 years. The(More)