Morphology and increased growth rate of atherosclerotic intimal smooth-muscle cells.


Atherosclerotic intimal smooth-muscle cells (SMCs) in vitro showed higher growth activity than did medial SMCs obtained from either atherosclerotic or normal aortas. Using an electron microscope, it was proved in primary cultures by an explant method that intimal SMCs had rich organelles and fewer filaments in their cytoplasms. They were regarded as… (More)


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