Question 2#

The following cells are considered most important to the process of atherosclerosis:

a. Monocyte/macrophage lineage
b. Platelets
c. Red blood cells
d. B cells

Correct Answer is A


Monocyte/macrophage lineage. These cells bind oxidized LDL to form foam cells, which then release proinflammatory cytokines to perpetuate the atherosclerotic process.