The volume covers all the major aspects of atherosclerosis: cellular pathophysiology, transcription factors, intracellular signalling, lipid metabolism, lipoproteins, receptors, regulation thrombosis, inflammation, growth factors, cytokines, proteases, immunity, oxidative stress, infectious agents treatment, pharmacological strategies, diet, gene therapy, genetics and population studies in mouse and man. The Proceedings is published less than 6 months after the meeting and thus constitutes an up-to-date broad overview of the latest findings in atherosclerosis research. It will be of great interest to all scientists in the field as well as clinicians in internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, vascular surgery, and to interested doctors in general practice.
Table of Contents
Preface. Memorable moments in the history of the IAS.
The First International Symposium on Atherosclerosis in Athens, 1966 (A.N. Howard). Jean Cottet and the origin of the fibrates (M.F. Olivier). The significance and importance of the Athens meeting (D. Haust).
Genetics of atherosclerosis: studies in humans and mice (J.L. Breslow). X-ceptors, nuclear receptors for metabolism (J. Auwerx, D. Mangelsdorf). The role of the extracellular matrix on atherogenesis (G. Camejo et al.). Inflammation, injury and atherosclerosis - The Russell Ross Memorial Lecture (G.K. Hansson). Inflammation and plaque stability (P. Libby et al.). Nitric oxide in cardiovascular function and disease (S. Moncada, E.A. Higgs). Proteinases in the vessel wall and the heart: the challenging balance between tissue destruction and healing. (P. Carmeliet). Cardiovascular angiogenesis (K. Moulton, J. Folkman). What have we learned from the lipid-lowering trials and where are we going? (A.M. Gotto). Epidemiology and mechanisms of atherosclerosis: bringing the perspectives together (M. Marmot).
Workshop Abstracts. Index of authors.