Gelatinolytic activity in atherosclerotic plaques is highly localized and is associated with both macrophages and smooth muscle cells in vivo
Segers, Dolf × Helderman, Frank Cheng, Caroline van Damme, Luc C. A Tempel, Dennie Boersma, Eric Serruys, Patrick W de Crom, Rini van der Steen, Antonius F. W Holvoet, Paul Krams, Rob #
Lippincott williams & wilkins
Circulation vol:115 issue:5 pages:609-616
Background - Atherosclerosis is considered an inflammatory disease. Recent studies provided evidence for a predominant upstream location of plaque inflammation. The present study introduces a novel technique that evaluates the underlying mechanism of this spatial organization.