Monocyte recruitment and foam cell formation in atherosclerosis.

  title={Monocyte recruitment and foam cell formation in atherosclerosis.},
  author={Yuri V Bobryshev},
  volume={37 3},
Atherosclerosis is a chronic immune-inflammatory disease in which the interactions of monocytes with activated endothelium are crucial events leading to atherosclerotic alteration of the arterial intima. In early atherosclerosis, monocytes migrate into the subendothelial layer of the intima where they differentiate into macrophages or dendritic cells. In… CONTINUE READING