Regulatory T cells in atherogenesis.

  title={Regulatory T cells in atherogenesis.},
  author={Naoto Sasaki and Tomoya Yamashita and Masafumi Takeda and Ken-ichi Hirata},
  journal={Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis},
  volume={19 6},
Atherosclerosis is believed to be an inflammatory condition of the arterial wall. It has become apparent that various types of cells of innate and adaptive immunity participate in atherogenesis. T cells are of particular interest because they mediate pathogenic immune responses involved in the acceleration of atherosclerosis. Recent studies from several independent groups indicated that subsets of regulatory T cells (Tregs) actively mediate immunologic tolerance and inhibit atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING
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