'Parallel Vasculature' Plays a Role in Cholesterol Transport

Breindl, Anette
March 2013
BioWorld Today;3/27/2013, Vol. 24 Issue 58, p1
The article reports that scientists have discovered that the lymph system has a role in the reverse transport of cholesterol. According to the author, the lymph system, particularly its nodes, is well-known as both a training ground and a transport system for immune system cells. Gwendalyn Randolph of Washington University in St. Louis adds that the lymph system can be thought of as a sort of parallel vasculature to the bloodstream.


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