Effect of 6-hydroxydopamine on diet-induced hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis in the rat.


The effect of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OH-dopamine) and of a cholesterol rich diet on the plasma and aortic cholesterol of female rats were studied. Both the diet and the 6-OH-dopamine produced an important increase in plasmatic and aortic cholesterol. A synergistic effect of these two treatments was observed on the plasma but not on the aortic cholesterol. The… (More)


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