Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2012

Abstract

Background: The role of iPLA 2 β as a regulator of inflammatory signaling and neointima formation is unknown.

Result: Smooth muscle-specific expression of iPLA 2 β exacerbates proinflammatory cytokine production, macrophage infiltration, and neointima formation.

Conclusion: Smooth muscle-specific iPLA 2 β participates in the initiation and early progression of vascular inflammation and neointima formation.

Significance: iPLA 2 β may represent a novel therapeutic target for attenuating vascular inflammation and restenosis.

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