Regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression in atherosclerosis
Dr O, Karmin (Principal investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
Homocysteinemia (elevated blood levels of homocysteine) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disorders due to atherosclerosis. The present study aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms of homocysteine stimulation on the MCP-1 expression in endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, monocytes/macrophages.