What fans the fire: insights into mechanisms of inflammation in atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus.

@article{Major2011WhatFT,
  title={What fans the fire: insights into mechanisms of inflammation in atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Amy S. Major and David G Harrison},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 25},
  pages={2809-11}
}
It is now widely accepted that inflammation and immunity play important roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus. Over the past 3 decades, it has been demonstrated that cells of both the innate and adaptive immune systems contribute to the progression of atherosclerosis and modulation of plaque stability.1 Similarly, recent studies in experimental models of obesity and type II diabetes mellitus have shown that not only macrophages, but also T cells and B cells are… CONTINUE READING