Lymphocytes in human atherosclerotic plaque exhibit the elastin-laminin receptor: potential role in atherogenesis.

The purpose of this immuno-histochemical study was to investigate if lymphocytes, present in the human atherosclerotic plaque, exhibit the elastin-laminin receptor. We showed recently that human activated lymphocytes in vitro express this receptor. Briefly, we demonstrated by immuno-localization experiments and by flow cytometry that this receptor is… (More)