Use of hamster as a model to study diet-induced atherosclerosis.

Dillard, Alice.

Matthan, Nirupa R.

Lichtenstein, Alice H.


  • Abstract: Golden-Syrian hamsters have been used as an animal model to assess diet-induced atherosclerosis since the early 1980s. Advantages appeared to include a low rate of endogenous cholesterol synthesis, receptor-mediated uptake of LDL cholesterol, cholesteryl ester transfer protein activity, hepatic apoB-100 and intestinal apoB-48 se... read more
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  • Dillard, Alice, Nirupa R. Matthan, and Alice H. Lichtenstein. "Use of hamster as a model to study diet-induced atherosclerosis." Nutrition & Metabolism 7, no. 1 (12, 2010): 1-12.
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