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Protective Effects of Native But Not Oxidized High-Density Lipoprotein against Proinflammatory Respiratory Burst Activities of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes Induced by Hypochlorite-Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein

Atherosclerosis, the major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by complex cellular and molecular processes not only in the intima of arterial walls but also in the circulation and the endothelium.