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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Lipid Raft in Cardiac Health and Disease

Author(s): Manika Das and Dipak K. Das

Volume 5, Issue 2, 2009

Page: [105 - 111] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/157340309788166660

Price: $65


Lipid rafts are sphingolipid and cholesterol rich micro-domains of the plasma membrane that coordinate and regulate varieties of signaling processes. Lipid rafts are also present in cardiac myocytes and are enriched in signaling molecules and ion channel regulatory proteins. Lipid rafts are receiving increasing attention as cellular organelles contributing to the pathogenesis of several structural and functional processes including cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. At present, very little is known about the role of lipid rafts in cardiac function and dysfunction. This review will discuss the possible role of lipid rafts in cardiac health and disease.

Keywords: Lipid Raft, Cardiac Health, cellular organelles, signaling processes, pathogenesis

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