Is vulnerability for carotid plaque rupture related to intrinsic Fe (III) distribution
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Atherosclerotic plaques vulnerable for rupture are characterised by e.g., a large lipid pole, a high concentration of inflammatory cells and a thin fibrous cap. Recent research has showed that vulnerable plaques are structurally weaker and therefore more likely to rupture in response to physical forces; possible due to high local concentrations of macrophages and reactive oxygen species (ROS). It is well known that redox active iron catalyses production of ROS and that the presence of Fe(III) is linked to ROS production. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of Fe(III) in carotid plaques.
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Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76101DiVA: diva2:512298
XIV Svenska Kardiovaskulära Vårmötet, 25-27 April, Stockholm 2012