Simvastatin causes the formation of cholesterol-rich remnants in mice lacking apoE.

Abstract

Mice that lack apolipoprotein E (apoE) display a severe hypercholesterolemia, caused by the accumulation of apolipoprotein B-48 (apoB-48)-carrying remnants of chylomicrons and very-low-density lipoproteins in the plasma. Statins are potent inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis that, when administered to mice lacking apoE, cause paradoxical further increases… (More)

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