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Images in cardiovascular medicine : multiphoton microscopy for three-dimensional imaging of lymphocyte recruitment into apolipoprotein-E-deficient mouse carotid artery

Maffia, P. and Zinselmeyer, B.H. and Ialenti, A. and Kennedy, S. and Baker, A.H. and McInnes, I.B. and Brewer, J.M. and Garside, P. (2007) Images in cardiovascular medicine : multiphoton microscopy for three-dimensional imaging of lymphocyte recruitment into apolipoprotein-E-deficient mouse carotid artery. Circulation, 115. E326-E328. ISSN 0009-7322

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Abstract

Two recent elegant studies have shown that in apolipoprotein-E– deficient mice, the lamina adventitia is a major site of arterial wall inflammation associated with lymphocyte infiltration into atherosclerotic arteries and with formation of adventitial lymphoid-like tissues.1,2 These results suggest that lymphocyte responses in the lamina adventitia may play a crucial role in atherosclerosis development.1,2