Plasma lipoprotein(a) concentration is controlled by apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)) protein size and the abundance of hepatic apo(a) mRNA in a cynomolgus monkey model.

@article{Azrolan1991PlasmaLC,
  title={Plasma lipoprotein(a) concentration is controlled by apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)) protein size and the abundance of hepatic apo(a) mRNA in a cynomolgus monkey model.},
  author={N. I. Azrolan and D Gavish and Jan L. Breslow},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={266 21},
  pages={13866-72}
}
The cynomolgus macaque was used as a model to study lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)). Antibodies to Lp(a) were used in Ouchterlony and Western blot analysis to show that cynomolgus monkey and human Lp(a) were similar immunochemically. Monkey Lp(a) levels were measured by a quantitative sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 117 animals, and Lp(a) varied in concentration from 1 to 64 mg/dl. Individual monkeys had apo(a) glycoprotein sizes as either single- or double-band phenotypes that ranged from… CONTINUE READING