Conceptual novelities in atherogenesis: smooth muscle cells, adventitia, and adipose tissue
George N. Chaldakov, Marco Fiore, Peter I. Ghenev, Ivan S. Stankulov, Francesco Angelucci, Pavel S. Pavlov, and Luigi Aloe (Bulgaria, Italy)
Here the questions we are dancing round include conceptu ally new findings about the role of arterial smooth muscle cells (SMC), adventitia, and adipose tissue, particularly, artery- associated adipose tissue (AAAT) in the formation and dy namics of atherosclerotic lesions.
Biomed Rev 2000; 11: 63-67.
Received 15 September 2000 and accepted 17 November 2000.
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