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OX-LDL method for Reverse cholesterol transport

Innovative and proprietary technique  only available at Physiogenex.
This method will demonstrate if your compound promotes reverse cholesterol transport and has therefore the potential to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

key benefits

  • In-house innovative and validated method.
  • In vivo reverse cholesterol transport using 3H-labeled oxidized LDL-cholesterol is the best approach to evaluate compounds affecting HDL metabolism and reverse cholesterol transport.
  • Essential and robust data to demonstrate that your compound promotes the transport of cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the feces and has therefore the potential to prevent atherosclerosis.

Description and parameters

The ox-LDL method consists in an injection of 3H-cholesteryl oleate labeled/oxidized LDL intravenously.

This proprietary method traces the cholesterol metabolism in vivo and may be useful to evaluate drugs affecting reverse cholesterol transport – RCT.


  • Hamster
  • Mouse
  • Rat
Physiogenex ox LDL method for reverse cholesterol transport
Physiogenex ox LDL method for reverse cholesterol transport

Parameters evaluated

  • Plasma total cholesterol, HDL-c and HDL-c/TC ratio
  • ³H-cholesterol appearance in plasma, HDL, liver, bile and feces

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oxLDL method Reverse Cholesterol Transport


Briand F. et al, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013; 33(1):13-23.
Briand F. et al, Circulation. 2011; 124: A11835.