The effect of defibrase in prevention of experimental atherosclerosis in rabbits Academic Article uri icon


  • To study the anti-atherosclerosis effect of difibrase in rabbits.Use of computer, light microscope, electron microscope, biochemistry and histochemical methods to identify the total cholesterol (TC) content, mean plaque area in aorta and its cholesterol content, degree of stenosis of coronary arteries of the experimental animals and control animals.Defibrase could decrease the mean plaque area of aorta and the TC content in the experimental animal group was less than that in the control group (P < 0.01). The findings in aortic arches and thoracic aorta were similar to those in the aorta (P < 0.05, P < 0.01). The number of plaques at the small artery openings in the thoracic aorta and abdominal aorta of the experimental group were less than that of the control group (P < 0.01). The cross sections made at the upper third of all hearts showed that the degree of stenosis of coronary artery branches in the heart wall of the experimental group was much less than that of the control group.Defibrase can significantly inhibit atherosclerosis.


publication date

  • January 1, 1999