The antiphospholipid syndrome and atherosclerosis: clue to pathogenesis.

Regulation of blood vessels is intrinsically tied to inflammatory signaling. Recent research suggests that chronic inflammation is associated with atherosclerosis risk. The antiphospholipid syndrome is a prototypic autoimmune disease. Disturbance of blood vessel homeostasis in this disorder may increase risk for atherosclerosis by mechanisms that are direct… CONTINUE READING