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Histol Histopathol. 1992 Jul;7(3):315-20.

Rapid induction of atherosclerosis in rabbits.

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Biological Research Laboratory, Tanabe Seiyaku Co. Ltd., Saitama, Japan.

Abstract

Japanese white rabbits fed a restricted amount (100 g/head/day) of an atherogenic diet (AD) containing 0.2% cholesterol and 6% peanut oil showed mild and persistent hypercholesterolemia (338 +/- 79 mg/dl). They developed atherosclerotic lesions 4 weeks after deendothelialization of aorta carried out at the 4th week of AD-feeding. This rabbit model of atherosclerosis has such advantages as being able to be produced in a short period and having similar biochemical and pathological characteristics with those in human atherosclerosis.

PMID:
1504449
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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