Effects of probucol on cholesterol metabolism in mouse peritoneal macrophages: inhibition of HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux.


Macrophage-derived foam cells are known to play an essential role in the development and progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Probucol prevents oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and lowers plasma contents of LDL and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). A recent report using apoE -/- mice demonstrated that probucol treatment enhanced… (More)


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