New paper on vascular smooth muscle cell pressure and stiffness sensing is published in Science Advances journal
15 April 2022
Our paper on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) pressure and stiffness sensing is out in Science Advances. Congratulations to everyone involved and especially Pamela Swiatlowska and Brian Sit who are shared first authors.
Our new findings show how the progression of atherosclerosis is affected by a combination of hypertension and changes to the stiffness of the artery wall .
The study identifies the importance of pressure sensing, molecular pathways and the interaction of different mechanical pathways on the progression of atherosclerosis.
Updated by: Thomas Iskratsch