Research Article

CD59 Underlines the Antiatherosclerotic Effects of C-Phycocyanin on Mice

Figure 3

Cross-sections of the aorta root of mice in different groups. The intima was thickened and atherosclerotic plaque built up in high-fat-fed control mice. Compared with the control group, the intima was obviously thinner and the plaque was not found in CD59 transfection group and C-PC treatment group. There was a layer of continuous and smooth endothelial cells on the inside of the blood vessels in CD59+C-PC synergy group with no obvious intima thickening and plaque formation. (a) Control group ( ), (b) C-PC treatment group ( ), (c) CD59 transfection group ( ), and (d) C-PC+CD59 synergy group ( ).