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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death in western societies. In the last few decades, a number of epidemiological studies have shown that a disproportion between atheroprotective and atherogenic lipoproteins in plasma is one of the most important contributors towards atherosclerosis and CHD. Thus, based on the classical view, reduced HDL(More)
This paper provides the reader with an overview of our current knowledge of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid feedback from a cybernetic standpoint. Over the past decades we have gained a plethora of information from biochemical, clinical, and epidemiological investigation, especially on the role of TSH and other thyrotropic agonists as critical components of(More)
Apolipoprotein E is a polymorphic glycoprotein in humans with a molecular mass of 34.5 kDa. It is a component of chylomicron remnants, very low density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein, and is primarily responsible for maintaining plasma lipid homeostasis. In addition to these well-documented functions, recent studies in(More)
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