[Role of cholesteryl ester transfer protein activity and genetic polymorphism in ischemic heart disease in type 2 diabetic patients].

@article{Chaba2004RoleOC,
  title={[Role of cholesteryl ester transfer protein activity and genetic polymorphism in ischemic heart disease in type 2 diabetic patients].},
  author={Raja Ch{\^a}aba and Maha Smaoui and Sonia Hammami and Nebil Attia and Kholdoun Ben Hamda and Ahmed Slaheddine Masmoudi and Sylvia Mahjoub and Ali Bouslama and Mohamed Ben Farhat and Annick Girard-Globa and Mohamed Hammami},
  journal={La Tunisie medicale},
  year={2004},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={282-8}
}
Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) facilates the exchange of triglycerides (TG) and cholesteryl ester between lipoproteins particles. Diabetic subjects have been reported to have higher TG levels and lower high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels which contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk observed in some of these patients. The CETP activity was shown to be more important in a group of 93 non insulino-dependant diabetics with coronary artery disease than in a group… CONTINUE READING