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Keywords

atherosclerosis, inflammation, interferon [gamma] (INF-[gamma]), macrophage, plaque, T lymphocyte

 

Authors

  1. Angerio, Allan D. PhD

Abstract

Heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Atherosclerosis is the major cause of heart disease. It is a chronic inflammatory response. Many factors contribute to this chronic inflammation. This review looks at the role of interferon [gamma] in atherosclerosis.