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ATHEROGENESIS AND LYMPHSTASIS …CONNECTING THE DOTS

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  • GM Lemole

Abstract

"The Role of Lymphstasis in Atherogenesis" appeared in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery in the March 1981 issue which examined the significance of lymphatic involvement in arteriosclerosis. Presently, the underlying premise of the original paper is reviewed with its relationship to recent information regarding reverse cholesterol transport.

Since then, an increasing number of articles have been published identifying the proteins and peptides that play a critical role in lymphatic clearance of arterial wall cholesterol. This process, its relationship to the 1981 article, and a concept of arteriosclerosis that explains the scientific merit of the beneficial effects of lifestyle is presented.

Keywords: artherosclerosis, inflammatory Cells, inflammatory mediators, plasma lipids

How to Cite:

Lemole, G., (2016) “ATHEROGENESIS AND LYMPHSTASIS …CONNECTING THE DOTS”, Lymphology 49(1), 8-14.

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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