Interaction of oxidized low-density lipoprotein and the renin-angiotensin system in coronary artery disease.


Hyperlipidemia and hypertension are frequently observed in patients with coronary artery disease. It has been proposed that an interaction between low-density lipoprotein, especially its oxidized form (ox-LDL), and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation is a major determinant of atherogenesis. Ox-LDL accumulation in the blood vessels enhances the… (More)