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Atherosclerosis
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
edited by Mikael Kjellin

Atherosclerosis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms covers the most devastating disease in the Western world, this handbook and ready reference provides a comprehensive account of the different stages and factors in the development of the atherosclerotic plaque.
Each chapter is written by experts in the field and highlights the role of specific mediators of atherosclerotic plaque development, as well as potential therapeutic targets. A large amount of this up-to-date information is conveyed by way of tables and schematic figures, in a readily comprehensible manner.

Contents

  • Pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
  • Proinflammatory factors
  • Chemokines and atherosclerosis: A critical assessment of therapeutic targets
  • Adhesion molecules and athersclerosis
  • Cytokines and atherosclerosis
  • Toll-like receptoris in a therosclerosis
  • PPAR-based therapies for the management of atherosclerosis
  • Pentraxins in vascular pathology: The role of PTX3
  • Proteases
  • Metalloproteinases, the endothelium and atherosclerosis
  • Cathepsins in atherosclerosis
  • The plasmin system and atherosclerosis
  • Mast cell proteases and atherosclerosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Macrophage foam cell formation: The pathways to cholesterol Engorgement
  • Oxidative stress
  • NADPH oxidase and atherosclerosis
  • Uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in atherosclerosis
  • Heme oxygenase-1 and atherosclerosis
  • Cell Growth and phenotype
  • Phenotypic heterogeneity of smooth muscle cells
  • Platelets: Their role in atherogenesis and thrombosis in Coronary artery disease
  • Modulators of monocyte and macrophage phenotypes in a therosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
edited by Mikael Kjellin

2010 • 398 pages • $174.00 + shipping
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