Chronic dietary supplementation with L-arginine inhibits platelet aggregation and thromboxane A2 synthesis in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits in vivo.

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OBJECTIVES L-arginine exerts anti-atherosclerotic effects in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits via modulating endogenous NO production. We investigated whether L-arginine inhibits thromboxane formation in vivo and platelet aggregation ex vivo in this animal model. METHODS The urinary excretion rates of 2,3-dinor-6-keto-PGF1 alpha (major urinary metabolite of… (More)

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