• Mice
  • Androgen receptor (AR) antagonism or gene knockdown abrogated these effects in male ECs.In vivo, castration dramatically reduced neovascularization of Matrigel plugs.Androgen treatment fully reversed this effect in male mice but had no effect in female mice. (nih.gov)
  • Inflammation
  • The defining characteristics of a vulnerable plaque include but are not limited to: a thin fibrous cap, large lipid-rich necrotic core, increased plaque inflammation, positive vascular remodeling, increased vasa-vasorum neovascularization, and intra-plaque hemorrhage. (wikipedia.org)