The injection of heparin prolongs the plasma clearance of oxidized low density lipoprotein in the rat.


There is evidence that oxidized-LDL plays an important role in atherogenesis. We now report on the in vivo interaction between unfractionated heparin and oxidized LDL in rats. The recovery rates of the native LDL particles ranged between 75% and 85% of the injected dose. Heparin did not interfere with the clearance rates of native LDL. After administration… (More)