Mast cells accompany microvessels in human coronary atheromas: implications for intimal neovascularization and hemorrhage.

@article{Kaartinen1996MastCA,
  title={Mast cells accompany microvessels in human coronary atheromas: implications for intimal neovascularization and hemorrhage.},
  author={Maija A Kaartinen and Antti Penttil{\"a} and Petri T. Kovanen},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={1996},
  volume={123 1-2},
  pages={123-31}
}
Mast cells have been assigned a role in neovascularization. Therefore, we examined the deep regions of human coronary atheromas, the areas known to be prone to neovascularization, for the presence of mast cells. Specimens of atherosclerotic human coronary intima from 37 autopsy cases with ages of 24-84 years were stained with elastica-van Gieson to detect atheroma formation and with monoclonal antibody against von Willebrand factor to detect neovascularization. Mast cells were detected by… CONTINUE READING
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