Animal Models for Hyperlipidemia-Induced Atherosclerosis

  • R. W. Wissler
  • D. Vesselinovitch
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Immense strides have been made in the last 4 decades in defining, evaluating, and utilizing animal models for the study of various aspects of atherosclerosis. Several superb models of the advanced human atherosclerotic plaque have been developed (Wissler and Vesselinovitch 1986). Substantial contributions have been made in the study of the chemistry and the cellular and molecular pathobiology (Wissler 1984) as well as the molecular genetics of the atheromatous lesions.


Rhesus Monkey Nonhuman Primate Human Atherosclerosis Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patas Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Wissler
  • D. Vesselinovitch
    • 1
  1. 1.The Specialized Center of Research in Atherosclerosis and Department of PathologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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