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The effects of CETP gene Taq1B polymorphism on plasma lipoproteins were investigated in 176 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The distribution of CETP genotypes was similar to that previously described in the general population. A significant association was found between CETP genotype and both CETP and HDL cholesterol (HDL-c)(More)
Cholesteryl esters (CE) exchange between lipoproteins through the action of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP). Situations at high risk for atherosclerosis are often accompanied by an accelerated net mass CE transfer (CET) from high density lipoproteins (HDL) to very low (VLDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL). However, the question as to whether(More)
Transfers or exchanges of cholesterol esters and triglycerides between lipoproteins are mediated by a specialized protein referred to as cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), whereas those of phospholipids (PLs) are facilitated by both CETP and a specific phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP). In the present study, the authors compared phospholipid(More)
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDD) is a situation at elevated risk for atherosclerosis. The plasma concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is often lowered. This may be accompanied by an abnormal composition and profile of HDL subfractions. These abnormalities might result in part from a defect in the net cholesterol ester transfer (CET) from HDL(More)
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