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Jan Nilsson

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Exploiting the vascular protective effects of high-density lipoprotein and its apolipoproteins - An idea whose time for testing is coming, Part II

Author

  • Prediman K. Shah
  • Sanjay Kaul
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Bojan Cercek

Summary, in English

Despite the benefits of currently available preventative and therapeutic interventions, atherosclerotic vascular disease continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in much of the Western World. This emphasize,,, the need for additional preventive and therapeutic interventions exploiting new targets to compliment and augment the results of LDL lowering and other current strategies. One such potential target is HDL and its apolipoproteins, A large body of experimental evidence suggests that augmenting the levels and/or function of HDL and its apolipoproteins can have major vascular protective effects ranging from prevention to stabilization and regression, independent of total or non-HDL cholesterol levels. Therefore, we think that the time is ripe for the development and clinical testing of this new frontier in antiatherogenic strategy. In the present article, We will review the structure/function of HDL and explore means of enhancing the levels and/or function of HDL and its apolipoproteins for vascular protection.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

Publishing year

2001

Language

English

Pages

2498-2502

Publication/Series

Circulation

Volume

104

Issue

20

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Keywords

  • apolipoproteins
  • lipoproteins
  • atherosclerosis

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1524-4539