Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

The Reticuloendothelial System and Atherosclerosis

Proceedings of an International Symposium on Atherosclerosis and the Reticuloendothelial System, Held in Como, Italy, September 8–10, 1966

Authors: PAOLETTI, RODOLFO

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The circulatory system is usually considered to be composed of tubes of various diameters, characterized by collateral and terminal branches. There is also a tendency to treat blood vessels merely as conducting tubes in which the various structures of the wall act as mechanical pumps wlrich modify their diameter. This is, of course, not so. In fact, we know that blood vessels, and in particular arteries, are organs with personalities of their own and a particular susceptibility to several diseases. In addition, blood vessels differ in structure, according to their localization, and age at differing rates. The experimental work car­ ried out so far clearly confirms the data that have come from spontaneous human pathology; experimentally induced arterial lesions have a definite tendency to appear in certain arteries and not in others, depending on the experimental procedures used, and in each specific artery the lesions appear to have a specific location. We now know that the arterial wall is a metabo­ licallyactive structure, in which a number of enzyme activities have been clearly demonstrated. It possesses a sensitive vasa vasorum apparatus and a specific reactivity to various lesion-inducing stimuli. We must also remember that the arterial wall is in continuous contact with the blood circulating through the endothelial cells lining the vascular bed. It is obvious, therefore, that any variation in the circulating blood mass can modify the morphology as well as the function of the vessel wall.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Application of a Mathematical Model to the Study of RES Phagocytosis in Mice

    Fred, Richard K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Use of Radioiodinated Latex Particles for in Vivo Studies of Phagocytosis

    Singer, J. M. (et al.)

    Pages 18-24

  • Interaction of Charged Colloids with the RES

    Wilkins, David J.

    Pages 25-33

  • The Potential Use of Glutaraldehyde-Fixed Liver Cells in the Study of Hepatic Reticuloendothelial and Parenchymal Cell Metabolism

    Baker, N. (et al.)

    Pages 34-45

  • The Function of the Reticuloendothelial System Studied with Isolated Perfused Rat Livers

    Schimassek, H. (et al.)

    Pages 46-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Reticuloendothelial System and Atherosclerosis
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Symposium on Atherosclerosis and the Reticuloendothelial System, Held in Como, Italy, September 8–10, 1966
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1967
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-7796-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-7796-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-7798-6
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 516
Topics