Mirko Leccese

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BACKGROUND The enzyme lecithin-cholesterol acyl transferase (LCAT) esterifies free cholesterol on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) transfers cholesteryl ester to very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Using statins, contradictory findings have been made regarding CETP activity(More)
BACKGROUND Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a disease associated with hypersecretion of aldosterone caused by an aldosterone-producing adrenal adenoma, bilateral adrenal hyperplasia, and, although rarely, by adrenal carcinoma. Arterial hypertension induces several cardiovascular alterations that yield a high cardiovascular risk. It has been shown that reduced(More)
N-dopants in bulk monoclinic ZrO2 and their magnetic interactions have been investigated by DFT calculations, using the B3LYP hybrid functional. The electronic and magnetic properties of the paramagnetic N species, substitutionals and interstitials, are discussed. Their thermodynamic stability has been estimated as a function of the oxygen partial pressure.(More)
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