[Functional changes of the endothelium and atherosclerotic process].

The aim of this review is to summarize the current concepts concerning the active role of the endothelium in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Activated endothelium may promote the adhesion of monocytes and their transmigration into the intima. The coordinated expression of adhesion molecules of the selectin, integrin or immunoglobulin superfamily on the… CONTINUE READING