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Nanomedicine for the prevention, treatment and imaging of atherosclerosis

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with an increasing prevalence due to an aging population. The pathology underpinning CVD is atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory state involving the arterial wall. Accumulation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) laden macrophages in the arterial wall and their subsequent transformation into foam cells lead to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Progression of atherosclerotic lesions may gradual...

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10.1016/j.nano.2012.05.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Volume:
8
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Publication date:
2012-09-05
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EISSN:
1549-9642
ISSN:
1549-9634
URN:
uuid:58da6d97-b3d9-4638-be89-b9acd843e8a9
Source identifiers:
351102
Local pid:
pubs:351102

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