Atherosclerosis (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
278
Utgivningsdatum
2012-10-18
Upplaga
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Förlag
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Medarbetare
Fedoroff, Sergey (red.)/Burkholder, Gary D. (red.)/Gotlieb, Avrum I. (red.)
Illustrationer
X, 278 p.
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9781461366720
Atherosclerosis (häftad)

Atherosclerosis

Cellular and Molecular Interactions in the Artery Wall

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This volume contains the papers which were presented at the First Altschul Symposium, Atherosclerosis: Cellular and Molecular Interactions in the Artery Wall. The symposium was held in Saskatoon, at the University of Saskatchewan in May 1990 in memory of Dr. Rudolph Altschul, a pioneer in the field of vascular biology and the prevention of atherosclerosis. Dr. Altschul was Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan from 1955 to 1963. The challenge for biomedical scientists is to unravel the multifactorial etiology of atherosclerosis. For the last hundred and sixty years, anatomical pathologists have carefully studied the morphological changes of the human vascular wall during the initiation and evolution of the fibrofatty atherosclerotic plaque. Based on these elegant morphological observations, theories on atherogenesis were put forth by pathologists in the 1840's. Rudolf Virchow suggested that the movement of substances from the blood into the vessel wall was important for atherogenesis while Carl von Rokitansky felt that the deposition of substances on the lumenal surface of the artery resulted in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. Since these original theories, it has become apparent that the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is multifactorial and the disease evolves in stages. It is also likely that not all plaques arise through the same sequence of events and that many steps are involved in the development of each plaque. Today, our understanding of the complicated processes of atherogenesis is still incomplete.
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Rudolph Altschul: Man and Scientist.- 1 The Dynamic Vessel Wall.- Natural History of Atherosclerosis.- Adaptations of Mature and Developing Arteries to Local Hemodynamics.- The Cytoskeleton of Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells during Development, Atheromatosis and Tissue Culture.- 2 Vascular Wall Injury and Repair.- Repair of Arterial Endothelium.- The Role of the Cytoskeleton in Endothelial Repair.- Thrombin-Stimulated Endothelial Cell Functions: Monocyte Adhesion and PDGF Production.- 3 Extracellular Matrix Interactions in Atherogenesis.- Dynamic Responses of Collagen and Elastin to Vessel Wall Perturbation.- Dynamic Interaction of Proteoglycans.- Endothelial Cell - Extracellular Matrix Interactions: Modulation of Vascular Cell Phenotype by Matrix Components and Soluble Factors.- 4 Autocrine and Paracrine Control of Vascular Tissue.- Regulation of PDGF Expression in Vascular Cells.- Endothelial Regulation of Vasomotor Tone in Atherosclerosis.- Production of Cytokines by Vascular Wall Cells: An Update and Implications for Atherogenesis.- 5 Thrombosis and Fibrinolysis.- Hypoxia and Endothelial Cell Function: Alterations in Barrier and Coagulant Properties.- Regulation of Type One Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Gene Expression in Cultured Endothelial Cells and the Vessel Wall.- Platelet Reactions in Thrombosis.- Eicosanoid Metabolism and Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression: Effects on Platelet/Vessel Wall Interactions.- 6 Lipids in Atherogenesis.- Receptor-Mediated Low Density Lipoprotein Metabolism.- The Molecular Basis for Lipoprotein Interaction with Vascular Tissue.- Cholesterol: Is there a Consensus?.- Contributors.