Contact: Rachel Champeau
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
Caption: Even though researchers increased the amount of iron in macrophages of mice, there was no effect on the progression of atherosclerosis. The magnified images show a high level of iron (blue stain) in macrophages of two types of mice (called APOE and APOE – FFE) used in the study.
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