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The Baboon in Atherosclerosis Research: Comparison with Other Species and Use in Testing Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism

  • A. N. Howard
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 67)

Abstract

The use of monkeys in the production of hypercholesterolaemia and atherosclerosis has many advantages. Firstly, the metabolism of cholesterol and the composition of the lipoproteins are similar to man. Then the arterial disease produced experimentally has a closer resemblance to human disease than that seen in other species, particularly the rabbit.

Keywords

Bile Acid Serum Cholesterol Atherogenic Diet Aortic Atherosclerosis Experimental Atherosclerosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Howard
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of CambridgeEngland

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