Involvement of leukotactin-1, a novel CC chemokine, in human atherosclerosis.

  title={Involvement of leukotactin-1, a novel CC chemokine, in human atherosclerosis.},
  author={Rina Yu and C S Kim and Teruo Kawada and Tae-Won Kwon and T H Lim and Young-wook Kim and Byung-Se Kwon},
  volume={174 1},
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that involves the recruitment of leukocytes to the arterial wall. Leukotactin-1 (Lkn-1), a new member of the CC chemokine family, is a potent chemoattractant for leukocytes and thus is implicated in inflammatory diseases. In this study, we investigated the possible association of Lkn-1 with human atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic lesion and plasma samples were obtained from atherosclerotic patients. Human THP-1 monocyte-derived foam cells were… CONTINUE READING


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