Hayes M. Dansky

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BACKGROUND Anacetrapib is a cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor that raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety profile of anacetrapib in patients with coronary heart disease or(More)
OBJECTIVES The study sought to test whether high-dose statin treatment would result in greater reductions in plaque inflammation than low-dose statins, using fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomographic imaging (FDG-PET/CT). BACKGROUND Intensification of statin therapy reduces major cardiovascular events. METHODS Adults with risk(More)
Macrophage foam cells are integral in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. Gene expression analysis of lesional macrophage foam cells is complicated by the cellular heterogeneity of atherosclerotic plaque and the presence of lesions of various degrees of severity. To overcome these limitations, we tested the ability of laser capture microdissection(More)
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerosis susceptibility is a genetic trait that varies between mouse strains. The goal of this study was to use a public mouse single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) database to define the genetic loci that are associated with this trait, without the need to perform strain intercrosses that are normally required to obtain these loci. (More)
For more than 50 years, investigators have unsuccessfully tried to recreate in experimental animals the cardiovascular complications of diabetes seen in humans. In particular, accelerated atherosclerosis and dilated cardiomyopathy, the major causes of mortality in patients with diabetes, have been conspicuously absent in many mouse models of the disease.(More)
- Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1/Vcam1) is a cytokine-inducible member of the immunoglobulin gene superfamily that is expressed by arterial endothelial cells in regions predisposed to atherosclerosis and at borders of atherosclerotic plaques. To determine whether VCAM-1 expression regulates atherosclerotic lesion formation, we crossed Vcam1(More)
Hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-4alpha is a transcription factor that plays an important role in regulation of gene expression in pancreatic beta-cells and in the liver. Heterozygous mutations in the HNF-4alpha gene are responsible for maturity-onset diabetes of the young 1 (MODY1), which is characterized by pancreatic beta-cell-deficient insulin secretion.(More)
An intercross between atherosclerosis susceptible (C57BL/6J ApoE0) and resistant (FVB/N ApoE0) mice revealed a susceptibility locus on chromosome 10 (11 cM, logarithm of odds 7.8). Surprisingly, the genotypic means for this locus revealed that heterozygosity or homozygosity for the C57BL/6J allele was associated with decreased atherosclerosis. A candidate(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effects on lipids and safety during a 12-week reversal period after 18 months of treatment with anacetrapib. The cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor anacetrapib was previously shown to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by 39.8% (estimated using the Friedewald equation) and increase high-density(More)
It is well known that humans with diabetes have more atherosclerosis and its complications. The causes of this relationship are, however, unclear. Although recent data show that improved glycemic control reduces arterial disease in type 1 diabetes, other studies have shown that subjects with "prediabetes" have more cardiovascular disease before the(More)