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DIAGRAM: GASTROINTESTINAL: GI: ARTERY: Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis - 4 of 13; Damage to the endothelium allows increased penetration of lipids and lipoproteins, blood cells, and hormones into the subendothelial space. Monocytes begin to adhere to the endothelium via specific adhesive cell-surface glycoproteins.