Dr Man Lee

Institute: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
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Current Project

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…

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