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OBJECTIVE Regulatory T (Treg) cells play a protective role in experimental atherosclerosis. In the present study, we investigated whether the levels of circulating Treg cells relate to the degree of atherosclerosis in carotid and coronary arteries. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 2 distinct populations: (1) 113 subjects, selected from a free-living(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The lectin-like oxidised LDL receptor-1 (OLR1) gene encodes a scavenger receptor implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Although functional roles have been suggested for two variants, epidemiological studies on OLR1 have been inconsistent. METHODS We tested the association between the non-synonymous substitution K167N(More)
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