Natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine in cardiovascular disease.

@article{Faire2009NaturalAA,
  title={Natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine in cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Ulf H de Faire and J Frosteg{\aa}rd},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1173},
  pages={292-300}
}
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of activated immune-competent cells in the lesions, producing mainly proinflammatory cytokines. Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), to a large extent occurring after damage and/or rupture of the atherosclerotic plaques. One major factor implicated as a cause of this immune activation is modified low-density lipoproteins (LDL), especially oxidized forms (oxLDL), which are abundant… CONTINUE READING
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