Published in Immunotherapy Weekly, October 1st, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, "Recently, increasing attention is being paid to the viral etiology of atherosclerosis (AS). Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is thought to be the most possible etiological factor of AS. In our study, artery vascular tissue specimens derived from 75 patients with AS were studied for detection of HCMV immediately early (IE) and late (L) gene fragments by PCR and in situ hybridization; sera collected from the same patients were examined for HCMV specific IgG and IgM by...
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