Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors attenuate atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice.

@article{Inanaga2010AcetylcholinesteraseIA,
  title={Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors attenuate atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice.},
  author={Keita Inanaga and Toshihiro Ichiki and Ryohei Miyazaki and Kotaro Takeda and Toru Hashimoto and Hirohide Matsuura and Kenji Sunagawa},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={213 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Donepezil, a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, improves cognitive function of Alzheimer's disease. Stimulation of cholinergic system was reported to improve long-term survival of rats with chronic heart failure and to attenuate inflammatory response in mice with lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis. We sought to determine whether the pharmacological stimulation of cholinergic system by donepezil reduces atherogenesis in apolipoprotein (Apo) E-knockout (KO) mice. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING

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