Swine as a model of experimental atherosclerosis
Robert Pasławski , Urszula Pasławska , Andrzej Szuba , Józef Nicpoń
In Western countries, lifestyle changes in the past century are considered to be a major factor in obesity and related diseases such as atherosclerosis and diabetes. To gain a better understanding of the relationship between disorders of lipid metabolism and atherogenesis, many animal species have been tested. The most commonly used are laboratory animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and pigeons. However, the pig is a considered a very good model of human atherosclerosis, because it is similar to humans in terms of body size and other physiological features, including its tendency to overeat. Even though there is no perfect animal model that completely replicates human atherosclerosis, the pig seems to be a promising subject for exploring the etiopathogenesis of atherosclerosis. © Copyright by Wroclaw Medical University.
|Journal series||Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine, ISSN 1899-5276, [1230-025X], (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Experimental atherosclerosis, Swine model|
|Publication indicators||= 2; = 2; : 2011 = 0.147; : 2011 = 0.176 (2) - 2012=0.204 (5)|
|Citation count*||4 (2020-08-08)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.