Difference in susceptibility to injury by linoleic acid hydroperoxide between endothelial and smooth muscle cells of arteries.


Electron microscopic examination of the effect of linoleic acid hydroperoxide on cultured smooth muscle cells from human umbilical artery revealed that incubation of the cells with 5.0 nmol/ml (in terms of malondialdehyde) of the hydroperoxide for 3 h caused a decrease in the electron density of the mitochondrial matrix and that dilatation of the rough… (More)