Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 17th, 2003
"Recruitment of macrophages plays an important role in initiation of atheroma, but their involvement in cholesterol clearance during regression is unknown. We developed a mouse model to quantitate cholesterol clearance from a depot of cationized LDL injected into a leg muscle, which evokes a sterile inflammatory reaction," researchers in Israel report.
"In the CCR2(-/-) mice, cholesterol clearance was significantly slower than in C57BL controls because of decrease in cholesteryl ester (CE) hydrolysis, which is mandatory prior to cholesterol efflux. In CCR2(-/-) mice,...
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