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Factors in Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque, held September 3–13, 1980, in Belgirate, Italy

  • Gustav R. V. Born
  • Alberico L. Catapano
  • Rodolfo Paoletti
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Physiology and Pathology of the Arterial Wall

  3. Animal Models

  4. Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis

  5. Platelets and Atherosclerosis

  6. Other Factors in Progression and Regression

    1. Constantin J. Miras
      Pages 243-253
    2. P. Avogaro, G. Bittolo-Bon, F. Belussi, G. Cazzolato
      Pages 255-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-266

About these proceedings

Introduction

Interest in the field of atherosclerosis research has broadened in recent years. However the main focus remains on the physiopathology of the arterial wall and on its interaction with blood constituents. The purpose of this NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Factors in Formation and Regression of the Atherosclerotic Plaque" was to discuss the following points: a) The physiopathology of the arterial wall; b) Animal models; c) Methods of studying the progression and regression of atherosclerotic lesions quantitatively; d) The role of lipoproteins, platelets, smoke, alcohol, etc. in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions; e) The pharmacological and dietary control of "risk factors." This volume is a collection of the most relevant presentations on these topics. We hope it will provide a background for young scientists as well as a stimulus for further research to biologists and clinicians. We wish to acknowledge the support of NATO and the Nutrition Foundation of Italy in organizing this Advanced Study Institute.

Keywords

Lipoprotein atherosclerosis nutrition pathology protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Gustav R. V. Born
    • 1
  • Alberico L. Catapano
    • 2
  • Rodolfo Paoletti
    • 2
  1. 1.University of London King’s CollegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.Institute of Pharmacology and PharmacognosyUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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