Giovanna Catalano

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OBJECTIVE Therapeutic strategies to raise low plasma HDL-cholesterol levels, with concomitant normalization of the intravascular metabolism, physicochemical properties, and antiatherogenic function of HDL particles, are a major focus in atherosclerosis prevention. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients displaying Type IIB hyperlipidemia (n=14) and healthy controls(More)
We evaluated the impact of gender differences in both the quantitative and qualitative features of HDL subspecies on cellular free cholesterol efflux through the scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), ABCA1, and ABCG1 pathways. For that purpose, healthy subjects (30 men and 26 women) matched for age, body mass index, triglyceride, apolipoprotein A-I,(More)
A series of non-peptide angiotensin II receptor antagonists was investigated with the aim of developing a 3D QSAR model using comparative molecular field analysis descriptors and approaches. The main goals of the study were dictated by an interest in methodologies and an understanding of the binding requirements to the AT1 receptor. Consistency with the(More)
OBJECTIVES HIV patients exposed to abacavir have an increased risk of myocardial infarction, with contradictory results in the literature. The aim of our study was to determine whether abacavir has a direct effect on platelet activation and aggregation using platelets from healthy donors and from HIV-infected patients under therapy with an undetectable(More)
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