ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
The role of macrophage in atherosclerosis: An overview [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(1): 9-12 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.53077

The role of macrophage in atherosclerosis: An overview

İbrahim Halil Damar1, Recep Eroz2
1Department of Cardiology, Düzce University Faculty of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey
2Department of Medical Genetics, Düzce University Faculty of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey

Knowlege of the mechanism of atherosclerosis in chronic and inflammatory diseases is important in health care management. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 17.9 million people die from atherosclerosis annually. Macrophages played a major role in the immune response and pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. This review presents the role of macrophage in the development of atherosclerosis.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, macrophage, macrophage lipophagy, lipid cycle in macrophage

İbrahim Halil Damar, Recep Eroz. The role of macrophage in atherosclerosis: An overview. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(1): 9-12

Corresponding Author: İbrahim Halil Damar, Türkiye
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