Mast cells in rupture-prone areas of human coronary atheromas produce and store TNF-alpha.

@article{Kaartinen1996MastCI,
  title={Mast cells in rupture-prone areas of human coronary atheromas produce and store TNF-alpha.},
  author={Maija A Kaartinen and Antti Penttil{\"a} and Petri T. Kovanen},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={2787-92}
}
BACKGROUND Mast cells, a cell type involved in inflammatory reactions, are present in coronary atheromas and localize to the erosion or rupture site of atheromas in myocardial infarction. Here we report the presence of TNF-alpha, a proinflammatory cytokine, in mast cells of human coronary atheromas. METHODS AND RESULTS From samples of 37 coronary arteries from subjects autopsied for medicolegal reasons, sections of the bifurcation area of the left coronary artery were stained… CONTINUE READING
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