Atherosclerosis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

Atherosclerosis: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

Editor(s): Sarah Jane George, Jason Johnson

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9783527324484

Online ISBN: 9783527629589

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629589

About this Book

With atherosclerosis being the number one cause of death 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.
A must-have for master and PhD students, researchers, MDs and lecturers in vascular biology and cardiology, as well as for academics and scientists in the pharmaceutical industry.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: PRO-Inflammatory Factors

    1. Chapter 7

      Pentraxins in Vascular Pathology: The Role of PTX3 (pages 137–154)

      Alberto Mantovani, Cecilia Garlanda, Barbara Bottazzi, Fabiola Molla and Roberto Latini

  3. Part III: Proteases

  4. Part IV: Hyperlipidemia

  5. Part V: Oxidative Stress

    1. Chapter 13

      NADPH Oxidase and Atherosclerosis (pages 255–273)

      Jamie Y. Jeremy, Saima Muzaffar, Carina Mill and Nilima Shukla

  6. Part VI: Cell Growth and Phenotype

    1. Chapter 17

      Platelets: Their Role in Atherogenesis and Thrombosis in Coronary Artery Disease (pages 343–363)

      Matthew T. Harper, Lucy MacCarthy-Morrogh, Matthew L. Jones, Olga Konopatskaya and Alastair W. Poole

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