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BACKGROUND The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low-radiation-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) in people at high risk of lung cancer. We report the baseline experience. METHODS ELCAP has enrolled 1000 symptom-free volunteers, aged 60 years or older, with at least 10 pack-years(More)
Plasma high density lipoproteins (HDL) are a negative risk factor for atherosclerosis. Increased HDL is sometimes clustered in families, but a genetic basis has never been clearly documented. The plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) catalyses the transfer of cholesteryl ester from HDL to other lipoproteins and therefore might influence HDL(More)
The net transfer of core lipids between lipoproteins is facilitated by cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP). We have recently documented CETP deficiency in a family with hyperalphalipoproteinemia, due to a CETP gene splicing defect. The purpose of the present study was to characterize the plasma lipoproteins within the low density lipoprotein (LDL)(More)
Plasma lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) plays an important role in early steps of reverse cholesterol transport, i.e., cholesterol efflux from peripheral tissues and cholesterol esterification in HDL. However, structural and functional relationships of LCAT have not been fully elucidated. We described a missense mutation of Gly 30-to-Ser in a(More)
SUMMARY CNS changes in a case of Usher's syndrome associated with schizophrenia-like mental disorder were observed by CT, MRI and PET. The neuro-radiological findings of the case demonstrate the degenerative and metabolic alterations in various regions of cortex, white matter and subcortical areas in the brain. Mental disorder of the case is almost(More)
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