Data S1. Methodological supplements.

Figure S1. Quality control of total RNA purified from human carotid atheroma plaque (lesions at least stage IV and higher) and nearby macroscopically intact tissue (lesions stage I and II).

Figure S2. Immunolocalization in atheroma of cortosteroid enzymes and receptors.

Table S1. Sequences of PCR primers used in the study.

Table S2. Patient characteristics and their repartition in the different studies.

Table S3 Pearson correlations between mRNA levels of the corticoid system components in carotid endarterectomy samples.

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