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Tetrahydrobiopterin supplementation reduces atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice.

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BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin) supplementation improves endothelial function in models of vascular disease by maintaining eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase) coupling and NO (nitric oxide) bioavailability. However, the cellular mechanisms through which enhanced endothelial function leads to reduced atherosclerosis remain unclear. We have used a pharmaceutical BH4 formulation to investigate the effects of BH4 supplementation on atherosclerosis progression in ApoE-KO (apolipoprotein E-knockout)...

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10.1042/cs20090559

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Journal:
Clinical science (London, England : 1979) More from this journal
Volume:
119
Issue:
3
Pages:
131-142
Publication date:
2010-08-01
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EISSN:
1470-8736
ISSN:
0143-5221

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