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Inflammation: A Novel Therapeutic Target/Direction in Atherosclerosis

[ Vol. 23 , Issue. 8 ]

Author(s):

Bin Li, Weihong Li, Xiaoli Li and Hong Zhou*   Pages 1216 - 1227 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Over the past two decades, the viewpoint of atherosclerosis has been replaced gradually by a lipiddriven, chronic, low-grade inflammatory disease of the arterial wall. Current treatment of atherosclerosis is focused on limiting its risk factors, such as hyperlipidemia or hypertension. However, treatment targeting the inflammatory nature of atherosclerosis is still very limited and deserves further attention to fight atherosclerosis successfully. Here, we review the current development of inflammation and atherosclerosis to discuss novel insights and potential targets in atherosclerosis, and to address drug discovery based on anti-inflammatory strategy in atherosclerotic disease.

Keywords:

Atherosclerosis, inflammation, drug discovery, target identification.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, Assisted Reproductive Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharamacy, The Third Military Medical University, P.O. Box: 400038, Chongqing



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