Cell biology and lipoproteins in atherosclerosis.

  title={Cell biology and lipoproteins in atherosclerosis.},
  author={L Badimon and Jos{\'e} L Mart{\'i}nez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Vicenta Llorente-Cort{\'e}s and Cristina Rodr{\'i}guez and Teresa Padro},
  journal={Current molecular medicine},
  volume={6 5},
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process, triggered by the presence of lipids in the vascular wall, and encompasses a complex interaction among inflammatory cells, vascular elements, and lipoproteins through expression of several adhesion molecules and cytokines. Subendothelial retention of lipoproteins is the key initiating event in atherosclerosis, provoking a cascade of events to pathogenic response. High levels of plasma lipids, particularly low-density (LDL) and very-low-density… CONTINUE READING
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