Oxidative modification of lipoprotein(a) and the effect of beta-carotene.


Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] particles isolated and purified from human plasma were found to be oxidatively modified when incubated in vitro with human mononuclear cells or Cu2+. This modification, which involved lipid peroxidation measured as thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), caused marked changes in the structure and biological properties of Lp… (More)


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