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Macrophage Accumulation of Triglycerides Yields Insights Into Atherosclerosis, Veterans Affairs Medical Center Study



10/2/2012 7:46:26 AM

A research report appearing in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology helps explain how specific immune cells, called macrophages, accumulate triglycerides to support their function. Because a characteristic finding in atherosclerosis is the accumulation of fat in macrophages in the arterial wall, understanding how macrophages accumulate triglycerides may lead to new approaches toward slowing or stopping the development of atherosclerosis.

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