[Measurement of oxidized LDL and its soluble receptors].

  • Noriaki Kume
  • Published 2004 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…


Oxidized LDL and its receptors play important roles in atherosclerotic progression and atherosclerotic plaque rupture, by enlarging the lipid core and weakening the fibrous cap. Oxidized LDL, in fact, induces foam cell transformation of macrophages, production of matrix metalloproteinases(MMPs), and apoptosis of smooth muscle cells. Oxidized LDL… (More)


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