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Cholesterol-Ferrying Proteins Promote Buildup of Cardiovascular Plaque

10:30 EDT 25 Apr 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

Despite contributing to heart attacks and strokes, the migration of “bad” cholesterol into artery walls has been poorly understood. The bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), has been thought to accumulate passively, leaking through gaps in the single-cell-thick endothelium that lines blood vessels. LDL, however, appears to be conveyed into artery walls by the body’s […]

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