Getting to the core of atherosclerosis

Nancy R. Webb

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For years, researchers have debated whether the enzyme lipoprotein- associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), produced by inflammatory cells, is a 'good guy' or 'bad guy' in atherosclerosis. Work in pigs provides strong support for the view that Lp-PLA2 promotes the formation of atherosclerotic lesions and dangerous, unstable atherosclerotic plaques (pages 1059-1066).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1016
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)


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