Acceleration of reverse cholesterol transport.

  title={Acceleration of reverse cholesterol transport.},
  author={Arnold von Eckardstein and J R Nofer and G. A\ssmann},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={15 5},
A low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease. Levels of HDL cholesterol and composition of HDL subclasses in plasma are regulated by many factors, including apolipoproteins, lipolytic enzymes, lipid transfer proteins, receptors, and cellular transporters. Reverse transport of cholesterol from cells of the arterial wall to the liver is an important mechanism by which HDL exerts its anti-atherogenic properties. Enhancement of… CONTINUE READING