Apo A-I modulating therapies

Stephen Nicholls

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Abstract

The substantial residual risk of cardiovascular events despite the implementation of effective lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol highlights the need to develop additional cardioprotective therapies. Evidence from population and animal studies suggests that high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), the protective lipid particles, may represent a target for therapeutic modification. As a result intensive efforts are in progress to develop new agents that promote HDL activity. Among these different approaches, a range of strategies that target apolipoprotein A-I, the major protein carried on HDL, are being evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-543
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Apolipoprotein A-I
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High-density lipoproteins
  • Lipids
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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