M. Nazeem Nanjee

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Testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL, and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were measured in 72 male epileptic patients on chronic anticonvulsant drug regimes. Sexual activity was estimated and plasma anticonvulsants measured. Total testosterone (TT), LH, FSH, PRL, and SHBG were increased; free testosterone (FT) was decreased. Sexual activity appeared diminished(More)
A survey of five group practices in South London identified 60 male patients currently undergoing treatment for epilepsy. Fifty-four agreed to participate in a detailed enquiry into aspects of their sexual activity and behaviour. Anterior pituitary and sex-hormone levels were measured. The epileptic patients were characterized by low levels of sexual(More)
The sexual behaviour and hormonal profiles in 97 patients with chronic epilepsy from an epilepsy centre were studied. Sexual behaviour relating to numbers of sexual contacts, orgasms, spontaneous erections, and early morning erections, whether there was difficulty in obtaining or maintaining an erection, or in ejaculation, was assessed at interview.(More)
To investigate the metabolism of nascent HDLs, apoA1/phosphatidylcholine (apoA1/PC) discs were infused IV over 4 hours into 7 healthy men. Plasma total apoA1 and phospholipid (PL) concentrations increased during the infusions. The rise in plasma apoA1 was greatest in small prebeta-migrating particles not present in the infusate. Total HDL unesterified(More)
The extent to which plasma HDL concentration regulates reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is not known. The principal acceptors of unesterified cholesterol (UC) from cultured cells are small pre-beta-HDL, which we have shown increase in plasma during intravenous infusion of apolipoprotein A-I/phosphatidylcholine (apoA-I/PC) discs in humans. We have now(More)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is believed to play an important role in lowering cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by mediating the process of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). Via RCT, excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues is carried back to the liver and hence should lead to the reduction of atherosclerotic plaques. The recent failures of(More)
OBJECTIVE We have previously shown that intravenous apolipoprotein A-I/phosphatidylcholine (apoA-I/PC) discs increase plasma pre-beta HDL concentration and stimulate reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) in humans. We have now investigated the associated changes in the following 3 HDL components that play key roles in RCT: lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase(More)
The apolipoprotein (apo)A-I/C-III/A-IV gene cluster is involved in lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis. Overexpression of apoC-III in mice causes hypertriglyceridemia and induces atherogenesis, whereas overexpression of apoA-I or apoA-IV increases cholesterol in plasma high density lipoprotein (HDL) and protects against atherosclerosis. Each gene has been(More)
Cholesterol esterification in high density lipoproteins (HDLs) by lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) promotes unesterified cholesterol (UC) transfer from red cell membranes to plasma in vitro. However, it does not explain the transfer of UC from most peripheral cells to interstitial fluid in vivo, as HDLs in afferent peripheral lymph are enriched(More)
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