Arteriosclerosis: is stress-induced immune suppression a risk factor?

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Science  21 Oct 1977:
Vol. 198, Issue 4314, pp. 302-303
DOI: 10.1126/science.302985


Female Sprague-Dawley rats, purchased as retired breeders, developed arteriosclerosis that was accompanied by immune complex deposition in the arterial lesion and depressed immune responsiveness to T cell mitogens.