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ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) is critical in exporting cholesterol from macrophages and plays a protective role in the development of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, on ABCA1 expression and cholesterol efflux, and to further determine the underlying(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of the major component of high-density lipoprotein apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) on the development of atherosclerosis in LPS-challenged ApoE(-/-) mice and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS Male ApoE-KO mice were daily injected with LPS (25 μg, sc) or PBS for 4 weeks. The LPS-challenged mice were intravenously injected with(More)
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