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Both innate and adaptive immunity contribute to the progression of inflammatory-fibrotic lesions of atherosclerosis. Although platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-B has been investigated as a stimulant of smooth muscle cells in vascular diseases, its effects on the immune response during disease...
The deposition of fibrin is an integral part of the tissue repair process, but its persistence is also associated with a number of fibrotic conditions. This study addressed the hypothesis that reduced fibrinolysis and fibrin persistence are associated with an enhanced accumulation of collagen and...