Lipoproteins in Atherosclerosis Process

Author(s): Valentina Arnao, Antonino Tuttolomondo*, Mario Daidone, Antonio Pinto.

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 26 , Issue 9 , 2019

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Background: Dyslipidaemias is a recognized risk factor for atherosclerosis, however, new evidence brought to light by trials investigating therapies to enhance HDLcholesterol have suggested an increased atherosclerotic risk when HDL-C is high.

Results: Several studies highlight the central role in atherosclerotic disease of dysfunctional lipoproteins; oxidised LDL-cholesterol is an important feature, according to “oxidation hypothesis”, of atherosclerotic lesion, however, there is today a growing interest for dysfunctional HDL-cholesterol. The target of our paper is to review the functions of modified and dysfunctional lipoproteins in atherogenesis.

Conclusion: Taking into account the central role recognized to dysfunctional lipoproteins, measurements of functional features of lipoproteins, instead of conventional routine serum evaluation of lipoproteins, could offer a valid contribution in experimental studies as in clinical practice to stratify atherosclerotic risk.

Keywords: Lipoproteins, oxidised, dysfunctional, atherogenisis, dyslipidemia, HDL-C, atherosclerosis.

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Year: 2019
Page: [1525 - 1543]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/0929867326666190516103953
Price: $58

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