3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibition prevents endothelial NO synthase downregulation by atherogenic levels of native LDLs: balance between transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation.


Atherogenic levels of native low density lipoproteins (nLDLs) decrease the bioavailability of endothelium-derived NO and downregulate endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) expression in cultured human endothelial cells. Here, we show that simvastatin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor, within the therapeutic range (0.01 to 1 micromol/L… (More)

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