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Cholesterol, HDL, Fibrous Plaques

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Cholesterol, HDL, Fibrous Plaques

Postby fishfood » Wed May 18, 2011 3:59 am

In atherosclerosis related plaques, once they progress to the stage where a fibrous cap is formed, are the macrophages or whatever other cholesterol accumulating cells/things there may be in the plaques still exposed to HDL for cholesterol efflux? Or can HDL no longer 'pull cholesterol out' at this point?

The reading & viewing I have done on this:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec07/ch072/ch072b.html#sec07-ch072-ch072b-477
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherosclerosis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97uiV4RiSAY

Hope that isn't too lazy for you guys.
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