Anti-inflammatory drugs in experimental atherosclerosis. 7. Spontaneous atherosclerosis in WHHL rabbits and inhibition by cortisone acetate.

The Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbit, an animal model for familial hypercholesterolemia, has a deficiency in low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor binding and exhibits elevated plasma lipoprotein levels and spontaneous atherosclerosis. Since atherosclerotic plaque formation has a number of features in common with the inflammatory process, we… CONTINUE READING