Dr Man Lee
|Institute:||Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute|
Bioenergetics of macrophages in atherosclerosis
Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that promotes atherosclerosis, a build-up of fatty lesions in the vessel wall that leads to heart attacks and strokes.
Macrophages have many functions and can be broadly classified as inflammatory (M1) and anti-inflammatory (M2). Current dogma suggests that M1s play a pathogenic role in…