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The current model for reverse cholesterol transport proposes that HDL transports excess cholesterol derived primarily from peripheral cells to the liver for removal. However, recent studies in ABCA1 transgenic mice suggest that the liver itself may be a major source of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C). To directly investigate the hepatic contribution to plasma HDL-C(More)
Atherogenesis involves several aspects of chronic inflammation and wound healing. Indeed, the atheroma is considered a special case of tissue response to injury. Injurious stimuli may include lipoproteins trapped within lesions where protein and lipid moieties have undergone chemical modifications. We have studied the effect of oxidized low density(More)
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