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Intercellular communication in atherosclerosis.
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Cell-to-cell communication is a process necessary for physiological tissue homeostasis and appears often altered during disease. Gap junction channels, formed by connexins, allow the direct intercellular communication between adjacent cells. After a brief review of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, we will discuss the role of connexins throughout the different stages of the disease.
Animals, Atherosclerosis/metabolism, Atherosclerosis/pathology, Blood Vessels/metabolism, Blood Vessels/pathology, Cell Communication, Connexins/genetics, Connexins/metabolism, Endothelium, Vascular/metabolism, Endothelium, Vascular/pathology, Gap Junctions/metabolism, Gap Junctions/pathology, Humans
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