11 April 2021

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recerca Castro - Ribalta

A study by two URV-IISPV research groups shows that in patients with a lupus flare up, when artery cells come in contact with LDL lipoproteins, the reaction is similar to arteriosclerosis, which involves a blockage of the arteries. It is shown for the first time that, during flare ups, these lipoproteins cause cells to respond differently and are therefore more dangerous for the arteries