John J. Albers

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BACKGROUND Both lipid-modifying therapy and antioxidant vitamins are thought to have benefit in patients with coronary disease. We studied simvastatin-niacin and antioxidant-vitamin therapy, alone and together, for cardiovascular protection in patients with coronary disease and low plasma levels of HDL. METHODS In a three-year, double-blind trial, 160(More)
98104, and the Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 EvaluatE. Eugene Baillie and Brenda Sexton, ors: Department of Pathology, Anderson Memorial Hospital, Anderson, SC 29621 Ernst J. Schaefer, Deidre Carison, Margaret Hill, and H. Bryan Brewer, Jr., Molecular Disease Branch, NHLBI, National institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD(More)
We studied separately the influence of two methods for losing fat weight on the levels of plasma lipids and lipoproteins in overweight sedentary men--decreasing energy intake without increasing exercise (diet), and increasing energy expenditure without altering energy intake (exercise, primarily running)--in a one-year randomized controlled trial. As(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The effect of intensive lipid-lowering therapy on coronary atherosclerosis among men at high risk for cardiovascular events was assessed by quantitative arteriography. Of 146 men no more than 62 years of age who had apolipoprotein B levels greater than or equal to 125 mg per deciliter, documented coronary artery disease, and a family(More)
It has been estimated that approximately 37% of the US population judged to be at high risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD), based on the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines, have increased plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], whereas Lp(a) is increased in only 14% of those judged to be at low risk. Therefore, the importance of(More)
Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] has been measured in numerous clinical and epidemiological studies by a variety of immunochemical methods. However, little, if any, consideration has been given to the confounding effect of the size heterogeneity of apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] on the measurement of Lp(a). We developed three direct-binding enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
The understanding of the physiological and pathophysiological role of PLTP has greatly increased since the discovery of PLTP more than a quarter of century ago. A comprehensive review of PLTP is presented on the following topics: PLTP gene organization and structure; PLTP transfer properties; different forms of PLTP; characteristics of plasma PLTP(More)
The accurate quantitation of high density lipoproteins has recently assumed greater importance in view of studies suggesting their negative correlation with coronary heart disease. High density lipoproteins may be estimated by measuring cholesterol in the plasma fraction of d > 1.063 g/ml. A more practical approach is the specific precipitation of(More)
Plasma high-density lipoprotein is commonly estimated by measuring the cholesterol remaining in plasma supernatant solutions after other lipoproteins, which contain apolipoprotein B, are precipitated with heparin and Mn2+. The method (method I) now in use by the Lipid Research Clinics, in which Mn2+ is at 46 mmol/liter final concentration, is reasonably(More)
In this report we have described the purification of a human plasma phospholipid transfer protein, designated LTP-II, which displayed the following characteristics: i) facilitated both the exchange and net mass transfer of lipoprotein phospholipids; ii) did not facilitate the transfer of lipoprotein cholesteryl esters (CE) or triglycerides (TG); iii) was(More)