Targeting a specific protein in smooth muscle cells may dramatically reduce atherosclerotic plaque formation
The study was published today in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
Atherosclerosis is a common condition that develops when plaque builds up inside the arteries. Diseases linked to atherosclerosis, such as coronary artery disease, are the leading cause of death in the United States, and nearly half of Americans with the condition don’t know they have it. Atherosclerosis can affect most of the arteries in the body, including arteries in the heart, brain, arms, legs, pelvis, and kidneys.
Written by: Jeannette Sanchez, UTHealth Media Relations
June 16, 2022