How "Bad" Cholesterol Causes Atherosclerosis in Humans: Stem Cells Play a Key Role, University at Buffalo Study

Published: Sep 24, 2013

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University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation. The research was published last month in PLOS One. It extends to humans previous findings in lab animals by researchers at Columbia University that revealed that high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol promote atherosclerosis by stimulating production of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC’s).

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