Oxidized low density lipoprotein, stem cells, and atherosclerosis Full Text
Lipids in Health and Disease, 07/05/2012
Yang H et al. – Oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox–LDL), a risk factor of atherosclerosis, facilitates the formation and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaque, thus contributing to several clinical complications. Stem cells participate in vascular repair after damage and atherosclerosis is a process of inflammation accompanied with vascular injury. Researchers have proposed that stem cells participate in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.