Acceleration of platelet aggregability due to modulation of native LDL.
The aim of this experiment was to clarify whether low density lipoprotein (LDL) causes an acceleration of platelet aggregability. Native LDL was separated into two fractions by filtered tap-water dialysis, namely, water-soluble LDL (WS-LDL) and non-water-soluble LDL. Although native LDL did not enhance the platelet aggregability, WS-LDL made it markedly increased. WS-LDL consisted of the lipid constituents that were not found in native LDL. Namely, in thin-layer chromatography of WS-LDL, an unknown spot between triolein and free fatty acid was clearly stained. This unknown spot in the WS-LDL was produced by the peroxidation of cholesteryl ester in native LDL. It was confirmed that the spot has the same Rf value as the peroxidate of cholesteryl linolate in thin-layer chromatography. If native LDL is modulated by divalent metal ions and oxygen in the fluids, LDL with biological activity such as an increase of platelet aggregability is produced.
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