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Orekhov AN, Kozlov SG, Baldenkov GN, Tertov VV, Khashimov KHA
Kardiologiia 1989 Jun 29:6 19-21


In cultured human cells, beta-adrenoblockers such as propranolol, alprenolol, metoprolol, atenolol, pindolol, and thymolol, as well as sera from patients with coronary heart disease were examined for atherogenic activity following a single administration of propranolol (80 mg) and pindolol (10 mg). Addition of the beta-adrenoblockers to the cell culture was demonstrated to enhance cellular total cholesterol levels and to stimulation their proliferation. Propranolol and pindolol given in a single dose was found to result in the appearance of atherogenic properties of the patients' sera.