Julie-Ann Dutton

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Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis. It also is associated with platelet hyperactivity, which increases morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. However, the mechanisms by which hypercholesterolemia produces a procoagulant state remain undefined. Atherosclerosis is associated with accumulation of oxidized lipoproteins(More)
BACKGROUND Niacin, or vitamin B3, when used in high doses can significantly improve the levels of all major lipoproteins. Despite these benefits, the use of niacin is greatly limited secondary to benign yet bothersome cutaneous flushing primarily involving the face and upper extremities. Pretreatment with aspirin or other prostaglandin inhibitors has(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma galectin-3 (Gal-3) is elevated in, and drives, diverse systemic inflammatory disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Circulating Gal-3 promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis, as well as fibrotic remodeling, and is a promising therapeutic target. Apheresis has proven utility in reducing circulating(More)
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