Cellular Interactions in Atherogenesis

  • Eberhard von Hodenberg
  • Eva Pestel
  • Martina Hautmann
  • Jörg Kreuzer
  • Christoph Bode
  • Wolfgang Kübler
Conference paper
Part of the Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (HD AKAD, volume 1993/94 / 1993/1)

Abstract

The very early atherosclerotic lesion (fatty streak) as well as advanced lesions consist of functionally altered endothelial cells, differentiated macrophages, activated T-lymphocytes, and proliferating smooth muscle cells (Ross 1986; Schwartz et al. 1991). These cells are able to secrete multiple biologically active molecules. By means of these mediators the cells can interact with each other, affecting the state of differentiation and proliferation of other neighbouring vascular cells.

Keywords

Cholesterol Migration Foam Acetyl Lecithin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard von Hodenberg
    • 1
  • Eva Pestel
    • 1
  • Martina Hautmann
    • 1
  • Jörg Kreuzer
    • 1
  • Christoph Bode
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Kübler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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