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Ultrastructural identification of cells with dendritic cell appearance in atherosclerotic aorta of apolipoprotein E deficient mice.
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PMID:  10685393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present electron microscopic study was undertaken to see whether cells with a dendritic cell appearance accumulate in atherosclerotic lesions of apolipoprotein E (apoE) deficient mice. Atherosclerotic aortas from 7 eight-month old apoE deficient mice were examined. In atherosclerotic plaques as well as in the underlying media and adventitia, cells with a dendritic cell appearance including the presence of a unique tubulovesicular system were detected. The tubulovesicular system was most hypertrophied in their cellular processes where the continuous cisterns sometimes formed circular structures. The cells containing the tubulovesicular system lacked lysosomes and phagolysosomes and their cytoplasm was free of lipid inclusions. The present observations suggest that dendritic cells are involved in apoE deficient mouse atherosclerosis. ApoE deficient mice might be a useful model for investigating functions of dendritic cells in atherogenesis.
Y V Bobryshev; V R Babaev; R S Lord; T Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of submicroscopic cytology and pathology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1122-9497     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Submicrosc. Cytol. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-20     Completed Date:  2000-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804312     Medline TA:  J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Surgical Professorial Unit, St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Apolipoproteins E / deficiency*,  genetics
Arteriosclerosis / etiology,  genetics,  pathology*
Dendritic Cells / ultrastructure*
Lysosomes / ultrastructure
Mice, Inbred C57BL
Mice, Knockout
Microscopy, Electron
Phagosomes / ultrastructure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Apolipoproteins E

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