In the Brief Report “Osteoprotegerin Promotes Fibrous Cap Formation in Atherosclerotic Lesions of ApoE–Deficient Mice” by Ovchinnikova et al, which appeared in the October 2009 issue of the journal (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009;29:1478–1480; DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.109.190264), the publisher omitted several important corrections from the final, published version:
Page 1478, footnotes: The authors’ institutional affiliations should read as shown here: “From the Department of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine (O.O., C.J., G.K.H.), the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes (M.R.), and the Molecular Nutrition Unit, Departments of Medicine and Biosciences and Nutrition (M.R.), Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Departments of Molecular Biology (A.G., L.B., S.B.), Chemistry (A.G.), Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Medicine (A.N.), Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Section of Cardiology (A.W.), and Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine (P.N.), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; and the Scientific Research Institute of Cardiovascular Pathology (O.O.), Pavlov State Medical University, St Petersburg, Russia.”
Page 1479, column 1, first full paragraph, third line: The words “and apoptosis” should be deleted, for the correct version to read: “Because SMC content was increased in lesions of OPG-treated mice, we studied the effect of OPG on SMC proliferation in vitro.”
Page 1479, column 1, second full paragraph, eighth line: “Lipoprotein” should be plural (“lipoproteins”), for the correct version to read: “Plasma lipoproteins (supplemental Figure IV) or elastin content and elastolysis (supplemental Figure V) did not differ between OPG-treated and control mice.”
Page 1480, column 1, third line: The word “because” should be inserted between “Of note,” and “congenital,” for the correct version to read: “Of note, because congenital OPG deficiency may have a dramatic impact on hard-tissue metabolism, compensatory changes may take place in matrix composition, and age differences may also be important.”
The online version of the article has been corrected.
The publisher sincerely regrets the errors.