Relationship of Lipolytic and Esterolytic Activity of the Aorta to Susceptibility to Experimental Atherosclerosis
Aortic lipolytic (lipoproteinolytic) and esterolytic activity of various species were investigated by biochemical and histochemical methods. Lipolytic and esterolytic activities in the aorta of species susceptible to experimental atherosclerosis are lower than in the rat, a very resistant species. The histochemical technics permitted the localization of enzymatic activity in individual layers of vessel wall.
- Received September 11, 1958.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.