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Open Access Measurement of Rabbit Apolipoprotein B by Use of Electroimmunodiffusion and Immunonephelometric Assays

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Abstract:

Background and Purpose: Because of their similarity to humans, rabbits are a good animal model for the study of atherosclerosis associated with high serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) values. Two assays were developed to measure apolipoprotein B (apoB), the major structural and functional apolipoprotein of LDL in rabbits and to distinguish endogenous LDL in transgenic rabbits from that of human apoB.

Methods: Two procedures, an electroimmunoassay (EIA) and an immunonephelometric assay (INA), along with a goat-origin rabbit antiserum were developed to measure serum apoB concentration in rabbits.

Results: Use of either assay resulted in ability to measure rabbit species-specific apoB concentration.

Conclusion: These assays should have broad applications: to screen compounds or diets that might lower serum apoB concentrations; to specifically measure human apoB concentration in transgenic rabbits; to measure serum apoB concentration in rabbits overexpressing other human proteins.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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  • Comparative Medicine (CM), an international journal of comparative and experimental medicine, is the leading English-language publication in the field and is ranked by the Science Citation Index in the upper third of all scientific journals. The mission of CM is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biologic mechanisms related to disease in people and animals.

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