Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis - from the macrophages by functional high...

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Atherosclerosis I. NOT – plaques of cholesterol insider arteries II. condition in which an artery wall thickens due to build-up of fatty materials like cholesterol . III. syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels , a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides ) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol
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Unformatted text preview: from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL), (see apoA-1 Milano ). IV. Aorta has lots of collagen fibers and smooth muscle cells a. Cholesterol builds up between inside and outside walls a.i. Pushes inside wall into lumen to obstruct blood flow a.ii. Causes disorganization of smooth muscle cells V. To test, isolate cells and see if their chromosomes are related to each other VI. What do we know for sure? a....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOL 446 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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